My mom always had these cookies on hand. They're so good with a cup of hot chocolate, coffee or milk.

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prep:
25 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
48
Yield:
48 servings
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Ingredients

48
Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter, sugars and oil. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well. Add flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon and cream of tartar. Stir in the pecans if desired.

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  • Roll into 1-in. balls. Place on greased baking sheets; flatten with the bottom of a glass dipped in sugar. Sprinkle with colored sugar if desired.

  • Bake at 375 degrees F for 10-12 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

163 calories; protein 1.7g; carbohydrates 16g; fat 10.5g; cholesterol 17.9mg; sodium 105.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (20)

Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2010
These are good – too good. I’m familiar with the light, crispy, sandy texture that the powdered sugar/oil/cream of tartar combo produces in a cookie and these turned out just as I imagined they would. I wanted a really cinnamony cookie so I tasted the dough and decided to double up on the cinnamon. Even at that, however, they weren’t overly cinnamony so I was glad I had made the addition. Diehard cinnamon lovers may want to add even more cinnamon and/or add cinnamon extract or cinnamon chips. But make no mistake – sticking to the recipe just as is would have produced a great cookie too! The dough was a little on the goopy side and I was almost tempted to add more flour, but after a few hours in the fridge it was just fine. I rolled the cookie dough balls in sugar as well as flattening them with a sugared glass and placed them on ungreased cookie sheets. Not a fancy cookie but still a beautiful, sparkly, tender, cinnamon-sugar cookie. Loved ‘em. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/27/2008
I wish I could write a review without rating. I may revisit this rating. I made these as I was out of molasses for another recipe. I thought the butter and oil ratio seemed high but as a knitter, there is a saying: "Always trust the pattern". When my dough was mixed, it was extremely gloppy and could not be rolled into balls properly. I did separate the dough into individual portions and 'rolled' into a cinnamon and sugar mix. I love cookies with oil in them as that gives them a 'melt in your mouth' quality and one can make a crispy outside by rolling in sugar. One can take some sugar from the recipe and put it on the outside if one doesn't want to add more sugar to an already sweet recipe. I disagree with calling these "Cinnamon cookies". The amount of cinnamon in the recipe does not lend to these tasting of cinnamon. I added a Tbs of cinnamon in the dough and rolled them in cinnamon and sugar. They still were not very strong tasting but were very good. I know I'm all over the place with this review. Basically, as the recipe is written I would not make again. I would, however, tweak this recipe and perfect it, except, one can find another oil cookie recipe here on AR and add cinnamon to taste. I'd rather not give a bad review for how a recipe tastes. Each has her/his own preferences and how can one rate on that? It was how the dough consistency turned out for me, that I am not happy about. The final product, tho the dough was irritating to work with, was a mel Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2007
I LOVE that these cookies are light and crispy. I didn't use the colored sprinkles, myself. I formed balls with the dough, and then rolled the balls of dough in a bowl of cinnamon/sugar mix, then placed them on the cookie sheet and flattened them with the glass. Awesome! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/19/2008
i like how you took this common recipe and added such a simple ingredient like cinnamon to change the taste. it gave it a sort of spice yet sweetness. but it didnt over-power the original sugar taste. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/19/2009
Very good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2008
This is a great recipe. No need to roll out dough and cut cookies to make evenly round cookies. I used macadamia nuts and they were delicious! I think I may put a little less vegetable oil just because I'm grease-aphobic :) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/28/2008
good, but a little too sweet. You might want to try adding a little less sugar. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2009
After reading other's remarks, I halved the recipe (I just needed a few cookies to add on the side of an ice cream dish drizzled with melted dark chocolate mixed with heavy whipping cream) and instead of using 1/2 c. oil, I used 1/3 c. I also doubled the amount of cinnamon. The first batch I left rolled up and they were fairly thick (1/2 inch) after cooking. And fabulous. I wanted more of a wafer so smushed the second batch after rolling in cinnamon sugar (cinnamon sugar also on the bottom of the glass I used). Same fabulous cookie, just a little lighter and crispier. Will use this one again. Super easy. I wasn't even super careful when measuring. Dough was easy to handle. A+ Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
12/25/2008
This was agreat cookie recipe. Everyone loved it..... Read More
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