The World's Best Sugar Cookies

Total Time
2hrs 14mins
Prep 2 hrs
Cook 14 mins

I found this recipe in the Houston Chronicle, and I think it really is the best sugar cookie recipe! It's the best one I've tried!!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Beat oil and butter until blended.
  3. Add powdered sugar and 1 cup sugar; beat well.
  4. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  5. Sift flour, soda, cream of tartar and salt together.
  6. Stir into sugar mixture.
  7. Mix well.
  8. Chill at least 2 hours.
  9. Roll into 1-inch balls; roll balls in sugar.
  10. Place cookies on ungreased cookie sheet and flatten with bottom of glass dipped in sugar.
  11. The cookies should be flattened to 2-inch rounds; don't flatten too thin.
  12. Bake for 10-14 minutes or until brown around the edges.


Most Helpful

This recipe is terrific! We loved the taste and texture and it's a great recipe to let kids help out. I rolled some of the cookies in sugar with cinnamon and they were even better, but we really like cinnamon. Thanks for a great recipe!

Shena March 01, 2003

I so wanted these to be as wonderful as others thought. I followed the recipe exactly and still they had a strange (to me) texture, too crumbly I guess. I thought I might have cooked them too long so next tray I cooked just 10 minutes, still too crumbly for me. sorry I wish I could like them .

3isles December 12, 2010

I was sorta dissapointed in the recipe. The oil and butter didn't blend. I ended up with a VERY soft, sticky, and dull colored dough. And I froze it for 30 minutes and chilled it 30 minutes the end product was extremely delicate and hard to decorate but the taste was not how a REAL sugar cookie is supposed to be.

bakingfanatic April 10, 2008

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