A Perfect Sugar Cookie

"A friend gave me this recipe a couple of years ago. This makes a perfect cookie - they work great in my cookie press too!"
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Ready In:
48 cookies




  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  • Sift together the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter, oil, confectioners' sugar and white sugar until well blended.
  • Stir in the eggs, vanilla and lemon extracts.
  • Gradually mix in the dry ingredients until well blended.
  • Roll the dough into walnut sized balls.
  • Place the cookies 2 inches apart onto the cookie sheet. Flatten cookies to 1/8 inch thickness using the bottom of a glass dipped in sugar. Colored sugar may be used if you do not plan to frost cookies later.
  • Bake for 9 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges are golden brown. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

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  1. jessann82
    Awesome taste and texture! Made a pizza pan cookie and a batch of little ones out of the same batch!
  2. Debber
    Made these for our CHRISTmas cut-out cookies.....I like the powdered sugar instead of granulated in the dough --- gives a nice mouth feel. Smooth rolling, too. Made for *PARTY 2009*


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