When Ian was growing up, I loved making these cookies with him. He would stand on a chair beside me at the counter and stir the ingredients. I would roll the balls and he would hold the glass as we both pressed down on the cookies. Many a Christmas these were the cookies left for Santa. I love the memories of making these almost as much as I love their flavor.
Here's What You Need
1 cup sugar
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup butter (softened)
1 cup oil (I used olive oil)
2 whole eggs
4-1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
Here's What You Do
In a large bowl, mix together flour, cream of tartar, soda, and salt. Set aside.
In a separate bowl, cream sugar, powdered sugar, butter, vanilla and oil.
Add the eggs and beat again.
Combine the dry ingredients with the wet. The result should look like the below picture.
Roll the dough into balls.
Roll the balls in sugar.
Smash down a little with a glass that has been dipped in sugar.
Pop them in the oven and bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes. The cookies will be a light golden in color.
Place on cooling rack until cool. Store in an airtight container.
Enjoy with milk!
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