The World's Best Sugar Cookies

The World's Best Sugar Cookies created by Tom232

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!!!

Ready In:
2hrs 14mins



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

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  1. 3isles
    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 .
  2. bakingfanatic
    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.
  3. Catwhispers
    Like the last reviewer, I've also been making these for years, although I've known them as Amish Sugar Cookies. They definitely are the best, and up there in my few all-time favorite cookie recipes.
  4. Fiat9017
    Just baked these cookies. I hate baking cookies because they never come out right. These cookies came out wonderful. They are easy to make and tasty to eat. You can keep them plain or decorate. Will definately make cookies now.
  5. BayLeigh Ann
    I can't believe it!! I've had this recipe since I was 10 - that's 35 years ago!! It was given to me by my teacher in Illinois. It's exactly the same.. this truly is the worlds best sugar cookie.. the only way to make them any better is to use the best ingredients.... either way these cookies are awesome!! Light and tasty - moist - the taste of Christmas!

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