With the holidays quickly approaching we wanted to share some of our favorite recipes. This recipe for sugar cookies is a tradition in our family. What are some of your favorite recipes? Do you have any traditional recipes? Share them!



Dad's Favorite Sugar Cookies
1 cup Butter
1 cup Sugar
1 cup Confectioner's Sugar
2 Eggs
1 cup Oil
2 tsp. Vanilla
4 1/4 cups Flour
1 tsp. Baking soda
1 tsp. Cream of Tartar
1/2 tsp. Salt
Colored Sugar

Directions:In a large bowl cream butter and sugars.

Beat in eggs one at a time, until mixture is light.

Add oil and vanilla.

Beat until well blended.

In a separate bowl combine flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt.

Gradually add dry ingredients to the creamed mixture and beat until blended.

Wrap dough and chill for several hours.

Roll into balls and place on greased cookie sheet.

Flatten dough with the bottom of a glass dipped in colored sugar.

Bake at 325 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes, until just set.

Let stand on cookie sheet before two to three minutes before removing.
Makes about seven dozen)

Source: Nancy Platts via The Wellesley Cookie Exchange Cookbook