This recipe is so old that it calls for “oleo” instead of margarine, every time I make this recipe I have this moment where I think “Wait, what is oleo again…?” I use butter when I bake now and the cookies turn out great, so feel free to use margarine or butter whichever you prefer!
These sugar cookies are by far my family’s favorite. They are light, and crisp and not overly sweet–although you definitely taste the sugar. They are absolutely phenomenal with a cup of steaming hot coffee…not that I’ve ever had them for breakfast, or anything like that!
Grandma’s Sugar Cookies
1 Cup Margarine or butter
1 Cup Vegetable Oil
1 Cup Sugar
1 Cup Powdered sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
4 Cups Flour
1 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
Mix margarine, oil, sugar and powdered sugar. Add vanilla. Then add the eggs, soda, salt, flour and cream of tartar. Chill the dough for 1 hour in the refrigerator. Roll dough into 1″ balls and drop onto cookie sheet, press down the cookies to flatten with a glass you dip the bottom of into sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
~*~*~*Virtual Cookie Exchange~*~*~*
I’ve teamed up with 11 other bloggers in a virtual cookie exchange. We are each sharing a cookie recipe on our blog today. These twelve cookie recipes will keep you baking until Christmas.
Please click on each individual link for the recipe.
- Oatmeal White Chocolate Chip Cookies from A Night Owl Blog
- Jam Thumbprints and Tea Cakes from Hungry Girl Por Vida
- Popcorn Cookies from Betsy Life
- Peppermint White Chocolate Covered Oreos from Mommifried
- Peanut Butter Heath Cookies from Whatcha Makin’ Now
- Peppermint Cream Cookies from The Bitter Side of Sweet
- White Chocolate Ganache Filled Cookies from Dessert Now Dinner Later
- White Chocolate Cherry Shortbread from Joyful Scribblings
- White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies from Daily Cup of Kate
- Toasted Almond Russian Tea Cakes from Meegan Makes
- Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate Cookies from What Katie’s Baking
- Grandma’s Sugar Cookies from Writer Mom Blog