Virtual Cookie Exchange-Grandma’s Sugar Cookie Recipe

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

Grandma’s Sugar Cookies

1 Cup Margarine or butter
1 Cup Vegetable Oil
1 Cup Sugar
1 Cup Powdered sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla
2 Eggs
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.

12 Days of Cookies

Please click on each individual link for the recipe.

  1. Oatmeal White Chocolate Chip Cookies from A Night Owl Blog
  2. Jam Thumbprints and Tea Cakes from Hungry Girl Por Vida
  3. Popcorn Cookies from Betsy Life
  4. Peppermint White Chocolate Covered Oreos from Mommifried
  5. Peanut Butter Heath Cookies from Whatcha Makin’ Now
  6. Peppermint Cream Cookies from The Bitter Side of Sweet
  7. White Chocolate Ganache Filled Cookies from Dessert Now Dinner Later
  8. White Chocolate Cherry Shortbread from Joyful Scribblings
  9. White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies from Daily Cup of Kate
  10. Toasted Almond Russian Tea Cakes from Meegan Makes
  11. Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate Cookies from What Katie’s Baking
  12. Grandma’s Sugar Cookies from Writer Mom Blog

9 Comments on Virtual Cookie Exchange-Grandma’s Sugar Cookie Recipe

  1. Meegan
    December 12, 2013 at 9:31 AM (4 months ago)

    I am always looking for a good sugar cookie recipe. The family faves are ALWAYS the best. Thanks so much! Pinned and tweeted :)
    Merry Christmas.

    • writermomangela
      December 12, 2013 at 1:20 PM (4 months ago)

      I agree, family favorites are always the best recipes! I think it’s because LOVE is the main ingredient. :)

  2. Janine Huldie
    December 12, 2013 at 10:35 AM (4 months ago)

    totally was just saying I needed a good sugar cookie recipe to make for my family this Christmas. So, thank you for posting this and totally pinned to use this weekend hopefully now!! :)

  3. Tamara
    December 12, 2013 at 11:57 AM (4 months ago)

    Good classic sugar cookies – you can’t beat that! I personally love to frost mine and Scarlet loves to throw M&Ms on them too.

    • writermomangela
      December 12, 2013 at 1:20 PM (4 months ago)

      I love the frosted ones as well, but I never seem to have much luck getting those to turn out so we’ll have a cookie party and you bring frosted and I’ll bring these! :)

  4. Crystal
    December 12, 2013 at 1:10 PM (4 months ago)

    YUM! These look wonderful! Cannot wait to try!

    • writermomangela
      December 12, 2013 at 1:19 PM (4 months ago)

      They’re fabulous–I may or may not have just had some for breakfast this morning. ;)

  5. Rabia @TheLiebers
    December 16, 2013 at 12:43 PM (4 months ago)

    Awesome collection! I have a few oleo recipes from my grandmother too!


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