Best Darn Sugar Cookies Ever

"I don't care for sugar cookies at all and I thought these really were the best darn sugar cookies ever! These cookies are so light and have a fabulous texture. Everyone is sure to love them."
photo by A Marsteller photo by A Marsteller
photo by A Marsteller
photo by Baby Kato photo by Baby Kato
photo by Baby Kato photo by Baby Kato
photo by A Marsteller photo by A Marsteller
photo by A Marsteller photo by A Marsteller
Ready In:
3hrs 10mins
60-70 cookies




  • Cream sugar, butter, powdered sugar, and oil.
  • Then cream in eggs and vanilla.
  • In a separate bowl mix baking soda, cream of tartar, and flour.
  • Start adding dry ingredients to creamed ingredients less than 1 cup at a time.
  • Chill in refrigerator at least 2 hours.
  • Drop 1-2" balls on the cookie sheet.
  • If you would like, you can flatten the balls with the bottom of a drinking glass that has been dipped in sugar.
  • Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are browned.
  • You can also sprinkle on cinnamon and sugar, colored sugar sprinkles, etc.

Questions & Replies

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  1. bcantrell141
    do I use All-purpose flour or Self raising flour …. Thank You !
  2. junecarr929
    What if I don't have cream of tartar?


  1. Darlene10
    These are an excellent sugar cookie. However, your yield amount is way off. I got 64 very large cookies. I wondered when I saw the 4 plus cups of flour. I will certainly make these again.
  2. Baby Kato
    Thank you for sharing your lovely recipe. These sugar cookies were awesome. I took them to a family get together and they were well received... none left for the hostess at the end of the day. The kids were taking them two at a time. Made for What's on the Menu? Tag game.
  3. Aunt Dawn
    These sugar cookies are very, very, good! They are soft, light, and rich. I also flattened the cookie with a glass dipped in sugar and cinnamon. Yum, yum!
  4. Missy Phillips Levar
    This is a wonderful recipe! The cookies turned out so light and crisp... This is the best sugar cookie I have ever had. I did however make two changes: 1- I used avocado oil - there was no hint of it in the cookie 2- I did not refrigerate the dough... I just couldn't... I must have cookies now! I used my cookie scoop and pressed them with a glass dipped in colored sugar Such a great cookie recipe... I know I will be making these many many times
  5. swanhillfarm
    I made these last night and added the nutmeg as another reviewer suggested. My hubby threw his in the trash after one bite. I like nutmeg in a lot of things, but these cookies are NOT one of them. Would have probably been good without that addition. I should have known better. Otherwise, were flaky, melt in your mouth and uniform in shape and color. Made them for a neighbor's 1st grade son to take to his teacher. I hope she doesn't flunk him. ;(


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