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Classic Butter Sugar Cookies

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup salted butter
  • 1 cup oil (or shortening)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cream together sugars, butter, oil, eggs, and vanilla. Next, sift and mix dry ingredients. Add the dry ingredients to the sugar mix a little at a time, until well combined. Chill the dough for at least 15 minutes (or overnight, if preferred). Form and roll 1" balls. Roll the dough balls in granulated sugar. Using a flat bottomed or patterned glass, flatten the dough to about 1/2" thic and sprinkle more sugar on top (regular or colored sugar, depending on your preference). Bake in a preheated oven on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper for 12 minutes at 375 degrees.