4/4/08

Pressed Glass Sugar Cookies

For years I struggled to find the perfect sugar cookie. I think what I was basing it on was a cookie I used to get at our local bakery in my hometown when I was about 10 years old. Considering the bakery only stayed in business about a year or two, I didn't get to have them very long but they've always remained in my memory.

In my quest for the perfect cookie I've tried many recipes and I'm always, consistently on the look out for more. When I talked to my Grandma about what I was looking for in a cookie about 10 years ago she told me to look for one made with oil. This recipe uses both butter and oil and a mixture of the two white sugars as well. I couldn't wait to add it to my collection. I hope you do too!


Pressed Glass Sugar Cookies

1 c powdered sugar
1 c sugar
1 c butter, softened
1 c vegetable oil
2 eggs
1 t vanilla
4 c flour
1/2 t salt
1 t baking soda
1 t cream of tartar

Cream sugars with butter, vegetable oil, and eggs. Add vanilla. Blend dry ingredients and add to creamed mixture; mix well. Chill dough 2 hours. Roll cookie dough into small balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Grease the bottom of a glass, dip in sugar, and flatten each cookie. Bake at 350 degree oven for 10 minutes until the edges just start to turn golden.
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