Sugar Cookie Recipe

Okay, folks – this month’s recipe is a “knock your socks off” sugar cookie recipe! I received this recipe as part of a holiday cookie exchange years ago, and am so glad I did.  The cookies are delicious, and are very addictive!  I challenge you to try and eat just one of these cookies. I don’t think you’ll be able to – and don’t think you’ll want to!

I often make these at the holidays, sometimes with red and/or green sugar crystals sprinkled on top, but this recipe is definitely “all-occasion” and I make them year-round.  If you bake these cookies and take them to a potluck, an office party, or another gathering you’ll get rave reviews – I promise!


Sugar Cookie Recipe


1 cup softened butter
2 cups granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 cup oil
pinch of salt
1 tsp. Vanilla extract
5 cups flour
2 tsp. Baking Soda
2 tsp. Cream of Tartar


Cream butter and sugar together using an electric mixer.  Add eggs, oil, salt, and Vanilla extract.  Sift dry ingredients together in a separate bowl, and combine with wet mixture.  When well mixed, drop by spoonfuls onto baking sheets – or roll into smallish balls and press somewhat flat for more uniform-looking cookies.  Sprinkle tops with sugar, if desired.  Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes, until golden at edges.

Yield: Makes 5 – 6 dozen cookies

I roll my cookies into balls, flatten them a bit, and – with the cookie sticking to the palm of my hand – press the cookie tops into a shallow bowl of sugar before placing them on the cookie sheets.  This results in cookies with a uniform size, shape, and even sugar coverage.

I hope you give this recipe a try, and I hope you enjoy these yummy cookies.  Happy baking!

Warm regards,

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  1. Posted September 10, 2011 at 4:46 am by Becky Shander | Permalink

    Ooh yum, thanks for sharing. And love the pretty plate too.

  2. Posted September 10, 2011 at 5:38 pm by Melody | Permalink

    Thank you! Some folks keep their best recipes a secret, but I like to share mine and this sugar cookie recipe is truly delicious. Thank you for your kind words, and for commenting!

  3. Posted December 12, 2011 at 7:52 pm by pam | Permalink

    I am baking these tomorrow! Been baking cookies all month for other people, but this batch is going to be just for ME. I am the world’s foremost sugar cookie monster!

    Your images are beautiful and you have me dying to have a plate of these within easy reach!

    thank you for sharing the recipe and for adding it to the cookie recipe swap.

  4. Posted December 12, 2011 at 8:12 pm by Melody | Permalink

    It’s my pleasure! It brings me joy to know you’re enjoying my photos and will be making the cookies, so thank you for commenting. Happy Baking!

  5. Posted January 2, 2012 at 2:18 pm by pam | Permalink

    I did not get to make these cookies when I thought I would. (As my sister likes to say – “Joys of Christmas”.

    But i did make them today and they are just as you said delectable delicious yummy!

    I was a little nervous about the oil but WOW these are the perfect Sugar Cookie!

  6. Posted January 2, 2012 at 8:26 pm by Melody | Permalink

    Hurray! I’m so glad you were able to try the recipe and that you love it, too! Thanks for reporting back, and for letting me know that they’re a hit…