World's Best Sugar Cookies

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

I am so particular about my sugar cookies. Anyway, after trying many different recipes, I have to say I like this one. It was from the Los Angeles Times "My Best Recipe". I have used this recipe for many years now. Please try it out and tell me what you think. These are crispy not the soft kind. The yield is estimated since it depends on how large your cookies are.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream butter with 1 cup powdered sugar and 1 cup granulated sugar.
  2. Beat in eggs until smooth.
  3. Slowly stir in oil, vanilla, baking soda, cream of tartar, salt and flour.
  4. Chill for easy handling.
  5. Shape into walnut-size balls. Dip in sugar. Place on baking sheet and press down with the bottom of a glass.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees 10 to 12 minutes.
  7. Make about 4 dozen.
Most Helpful

Great recipe! It hard to find a really good sugar cookie that isn't too "overwhelmingly" sweet. These are perfect for frosting - if you don't have people waiting for them the minute they are cool enough to pick up! LOL!!! Thanks YungB! I will make these again soon! Made for 2009 Spring PAC Edited to add - the amount of granulated sugar is not listed, so I used equal amounts of powdered sugar and granulated sugar. Which was perfect. :)

kittycatmom April 05, 2009

I made this recipe with my granddaughter. I must say that we did not like it. No one in the house liked it. It tasted all like flour and not like a sugar cookie. The went in the garbage they were so bad. What a waste of 5 cups of flour. We aren't that picky but these cookies were just very bad. I am gonna try another recipe with her tonight that has more sugar and less flour.

GrandmaTheresa October 29, 2014

Great recipe, made it for my sons and rolled it in red and green sugar, I did not think it was too much flour, but the negative review said 5 cups and the recipe calls for 2 1/3. That might be why they weren't good. These are light Airy cookies and they melt in your mouth. Outstanding and not too sweet. Loved it thanks Yung B.

dbiceberg December 20, 2014