RECIPE

Gramma Horn Sugar Cookies

Site visitor Jana Mertz sent us this recipe for a quick, easy and versatile sugar cookie that she says, “are great for any special occasion – just change the color of the sprinkles!”

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup 10x confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 2 eggs, well beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tarter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Colored or plain sugar, for decorating tops of cookies

Preparation

Cream the sugars and butter until smooth. Add the oil, eggs and vanilla and mix to combine. Mix in all the other dry ingredients.

Chill for 2 hours or morein the refrigerator in a bowl covered with plastic wrap.

Pre-heat oven to 350ºF.

Put colored sugar in a small bowl or plate – change the color depending on holiday/occasion.

Shape the dough into 1-inch balls and roll/dip the top half of each cookie in colored sugar. Place the cookies on a cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.  Lightly press the top of each cookie with the bottom of a glass. Do not flatten.

Bake for about 9 minutes. If you bake too long, they will be crispy – do not let them get brown.

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