Granny's Sugar Cookies
Granny's Sugar Cookies are melt-in-your-mouth good and super easy to make. Dress these cookies up for any occasion by using colored sugar crystals.
- 1 cup margarine
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup powdered (confectioner's) sugar
- 4 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Sugar - regular or colored sugar crystals
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Cream together margarine, sugar, oil, eggs, powdered sugar.
Sift together flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt.
Add sifted, dry ingredients to the creamed mixture and mix well.
Drop by teaspoonful onto a cookie sheet.
Flatten each cookie with a glass dipped in sugar.
Bake until slightly browned, about 9 to 11 minutes depending on your oven.
Let cool on baking sheet for 1 minute before transferring to cooling rack.
Notes about Granny's Simple Sugar Cookies
- This recipe makes about 6 dozen cookies.
- The dough for these Amish sugar cookies might be a bit soft once mixed. If it's a bit sticky, you can add another 1/2 to 3/4 cup of flour.
- The original recipe calls for both sugar and powdered sugar. Sugar is granulated (basic sugar) while powdered sugar is also known as confectioner's sugar - the fine white sugar that is used in icing, etc.
- You can use a fancy cookie scoop to get these onto a pan or simply use a spoon and butter knife.
- These cookies can stick to the pan so you might want to use parchment paper or one of those silicon baking mats. If you do just use a cookie sheet, be sure to let them rest for just a minute out of the oven before you take them off the pan.
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Calories: 95kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 79mg | Potassium: 17mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 119IU | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg