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Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies

Author: Jennifer Locklin


  • 2 sticks salted butter softened
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar set aside for rolling
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon set aside for rolling


  • In a large bowl, beat oil, butter and sugar until light and fluffy; add eggs and beat well.
  • Add dry ingredients and vanilla.
  • Cover and chill dough for at least 30 minutes to an hour.
  • Make balls the size of walnuts. (I use a regular cookie scoop and then cut the scooped dough in half)
  • Combine cinnamon and granulated sugar in a small bowl and mix well.
  • Roll dough balls in cinnamon and sugar mixture and place onto greased cookie sheet and press with a fork. (I use ungreased parchment paper for quick clean up)
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes.
  • *Dough will keep in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.