World’s Best Sugar Cookies

These are the sugar cookies that I grew up on.  My mom would make them every year along with Christmas Fudge to pass out to our friends and neighbors at Christmas time.  They are the perfect Christmas cookie.

World’s Best Sugar Cookies
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup butter
1 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs, beaten
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 teaspoon salt
5 cups flour

Cream together sugars and butter.
Add oil and remaining ingredients.
Mix to combine.

Firm into small balls and place on parchment lined cookie sheet.

Press cookies with a fork.

Sprinkle generously with sugar.

Bake at 350 for 10 minutes.
Cool completely.

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  1. 1
    Barida says:

    Hi Allie,
    These cookies look absolutely delicious, as well as christmassy! Thanks for sharing :-) Merry christmas!

  2. 2
    Cindy M says:

    I guess the secret's out! Oh well, at least you gave me credit. They really are the best sugar cookies in the world though mine have never looked quite as beautiful as yours! Love your blog, love your pictures and I love you !!

  3. 3
    Monica H says:

    These are beautiful Christmas cookies Allie!

    Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog the other day. You are so sweet.

    I wish you and your family a joyous Christmas filled with lots of these cookies :-)


  4. 4
    Tammy Fielder says:

    Yum-O! I just made these today but I added tons of lemon zest and a little lemon juice… and topped them with yellow decorative sugar… lemony goodness!

  5. 5
    Amber says:

    These look and sound amazing! But I’m curious, would it be possible to make cut out cookies with this recipe or would it not work with the consistency of the dough?

  6. 11
    Christy says:

    My friend gave me this same sugar cookie recipe about 22 yrs ago. This is absolutely the best cookie recipe! They taste like bakery cookies and Ive been baking these for the last 22 yrs. I put different toppings on them such as cinnamon, walnuts, m & m’s.

  7. 13
    Mel M says:

    Looks like a great recipe.  How many cookies does this recipe make?

  8. 15
    Connie says:

    This is my Mom’s recipe from an old old friend……I have Never seen the exact recipe! These truly are THE best sugar cookies…….everyone asks me for them!!!!

  9. 16
    Cindy says:

    How many dozen does each recipe make? I am making 12 doz. for a cookie swap. Thanks so much for sharing!

  10. 18
    Tina says:

    Does the butter need to be at room temp, cool or cold?