This recipe has been in my family for many years. They melt in your mouth!

Robin
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Ingredients

108
Original recipe yields 108 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cream vegetable oil and butter or margarine. Add sugars and blend well. Add eggs and vanilla. Sift dry ingredients and add above. Refrigerate dough for several hours after mixing.

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).

  • Dough will be soft. Shape into balls. Dip in sugar. Place on greased cookie sheet. Flatten slightly with a glass dipped in sugar. Bake for 12 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

62.9 calories; 0.6 g protein; 6.5 g carbohydrates; 8 mg cholesterol; 46.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (55)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2007
I grew up eating cookies similar to this, we called them "Aunt Edna's Sugar Cookies". Her recipe was slightly different, it calls for shortening rather than butter and uses confectioner's sugar for all of the sugar, not half granulated. When made this way, you get a cookie so airy and crisp it literally melts in your mouth. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/27/2003
Disappointing. I halved the recipe maybe that was the beginning of my problems. The dough was so dry it could barely be rolled out. There are much better recipes than this. Will not make these again! Read More
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58 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 44
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2007
I grew up eating cookies similar to this, we called them "Aunt Edna's Sugar Cookies". Her recipe was slightly different, it calls for shortening rather than butter and uses confectioner's sugar for all of the sugar, not half granulated. When made this way, you get a cookie so airy and crisp it literally melts in your mouth. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/27/2003
Disappointing. I halved the recipe maybe that was the beginning of my problems. The dough was so dry it could barely be rolled out. There are much better recipes than this. Will not make these again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2009
I have been looking for this recipe. I use shortening insead of oil. If one would use an ice cream scoop to drop the cookies on to the sheet and a flat glass to flatten them (which has been dipped into a sugar and cinnamon mixture)the process is easier than rolling. These cookies just barely have time to cool and become crisp before they are gone. There have been times that I have had to put the dough in the frig on warm day or when the kitchen is hot between baking time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
This is the only sugar cookie my daughter wants to make. They are so good! We frost them with a powdered sugar & water glaze and decorate them for school parties with colored sugar to match the holiday. This is a terrific easy recipe. Note though that the ingredients are not listed in the order they are used so read the directions carefully! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2010
I made one small change - I swapped out the vegetable oil and used coconut oil. Wow they were fantastic!!! They tasted buttery crispy but with a little tropical twist. Highly recommended! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2009
Wylie I am 8 years old. I baked the cookies by myself! They were so good! My mom dad and my little brother loved them too! They thanked me for thinking of sugar cookies! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2010
I halved the recipe and they came out AWESOME. I've been looking for sometime for a recipe that would mimic those Pillsbury sugar cookies with the holiday pictures in the middle...those are SO good never could find a recipe that came close. This one is about as close as I need to get! Delicious! I substituted Sweetex shortening for the oil and people thought I had bought them commercially they didn't believe I made them! Excellent! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
Thank you so much for posting this recipe. My mom had a recipe in her recipe box that I used for years. After I moved away the recipe was lost. One day I came across this site and decided to see if I could find a recipe that matched the one I remembered. If you do a search on sugar cookies 119 come up and yours is on the last page. It was the only one that was even close. The cookies are great! Thanks again Tami. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2010
This is the best sugar cookie I've ever had let alone made from scratch. They remind me of the cookies I had from a bakery in my childhood. I love a good sprinkle sugar cookie (non pareils) so I dipped the rounded balls of dough in regular granulated sugar on one side and the other side I dipped into the sprinkles. Then I flattened out with the bottom of a glass. They were so good!! I will be making this recipe for years to come. Tonya Read More
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