Sugar Cookies


Sugar Cookies


TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 8 to 10 minutes per batch

MAKES:  30 or so cookies


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup safflower (vegetable or your choice of flavorless oil)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar (powdered sugar)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar



  1. In a large bowl, beat the butter, oil, sugars and salt. Beat in eggs until well blended. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and cream of tartar; gradually add to creamed mixture.
  2. Drop small ice cream scoop that is 2 tablespoon size onto silpat or parchment lined baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Let cool for 5 minutes then to wire racks to cool.
  3. Yield: about 5 dozen.



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