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Grandma’s Sugar Cookie Recipe

December 18, 2017

Staff Spotlight

Jennifer Carrico, Field Editor

This is my grandma’s sugar cookie recipe. She always had cookies in the cookie jar when we visited her house, which was right across the road from our house. She lived in that house for more than 70 of her 96 years of life. I’m thankful to have this recipe written in her handwriting. I wonder just how many cookies she made over the years.


Grandma’s Sugar Cookie Recipe

Jennifer Carrico

Jennifer says these cookies can be frosted and decorated if desired. During the holidays colored sugars are typically available to make these amazing cookies festive!


1 c. granulated sugar

1 c. confectioner’s sugar

1 c. margarine

1 c. vegetable oil

2 large eggs

4 1/2 c. all-purpose flour

1 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. cream of tartar

1 tsp. vanilla extract


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. Combine the first four ingredients in the bowl of a stand mixer and beat well. Add eggs and beat again. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.

3. Drop small balls of dough on baking sheet and flatten slightly with a fork or grease the bottom of a glass with margarine and dip in granulated sugar to flatten the dough.

4. Bake for 10 minutes or until edges are golden brown.


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