Sugar cookies 2 (Holiday Treat)

Easy Sugar Cookies for 2021

  • Servings: 4 dozen cookies
  • Difficulty: easy
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Melt in your mouth Sugar Cookies!!!


  • 1/2 cup powder sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  1. Mix powder sugar and granulated sugar, butter, oil and egg in a bowl with a mixer to start the sugar cookie dough process
  2. Add flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and vanilla to mixing bowl and mix on medium setting
  3. Mix until forms a ball (see photos)
  4. Place sugar cookie dough by the spoonful on greased cookie sheet
  5. Press down cookie dough with fork to make a design
  6. Add colored or white sugar on top if desired
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 12-15 minutes until golden brown on edges
  8. Let cool one minute on baking sheet before removing to cooling rack
  9. Once cookies are cool, enjoy!

What is the best tasting, melt in your mouth cookie this holiday season?  Easy to make Sugar Cookies.  These cookies are the best cookies ever! I’ve been serving these cookies for years and let me tell you it’s always a big hit with family and friends!  


Tips & Tricks for Perfecting Easy Sugar Cookies

I prefer to use butter, but you can also use margarine.

Any type of cooking oil will work for this recipe.  I usually used olive oil since I always have some in my pantry.  Canola oil or another type of vegetable oil will also work great.

Do not over mix the cookie dough.  Mix just enough to get the ingredients all together. 

You can use a teaspoon to drop the cookie dough on the cookie sheet.  Consider rounding off the cookie dough with your hands to make rounder cookies.

These cookies are perfect for decorating using sprinkles or small candies of the season.  For example, orange sugar for Halloween, pink sugar for Valentines Day, yellow sugar for Easter, and of course, red and green sugar for Christmas.

Use different flavorings to change to taste of these cookies.  Substitute almond flavoring for vanilla extract to slightly change the flavor of these cookie favorites.

This basic sugar cookie recipe can also be used to make a simple snickerdoodle cookie recipe.  Just use cinnamon sugar as a sprinkled topping.


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These Easy Sugar Cookies are one of my all time favorite cookies.  They are super easy to make, are a fun kid project, are easy to create holiday designs and most importantly taste great!!!  What else could you ask for?

I started making these sugar cookies many years ago.  They were part of my annual Christmas cookie collection since I always decorated them with green and red colored sugar.  Perfect cookies to match with Biscotti, Oatmeal Cookie Bars with Jam and Homemade Chex Mix.  These cookies and treats create a colorful and tasty holiday cookie tray!

Any recipe that uses ingredients you most likely already have in your pantry are always the best.  Easy Sugar Cookies are one of those perfect recipes.  Simple ingredients that when put together create a yummy tasty treat without having to go to the grocer to pick up ingredients you don’t have available.

This basic recipe also can be modified to create a bit of a different taste.  Consider using a cinnamon sugar topping and now you have snickerdoodle cookies.  Another time maybe top with some chocolate chips, or mix in pumpkin pie spice with sugar topping to make a spicy cookie for Halloween – BOO!!!

So take out your ingredients and start making these Easy Sugar Cookies today.  You will not regret making or eating these yummy delights. They are soooo good!!!


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