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Elaine's Famous Sugar Cookies

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Category: Cookies, Holiday

 Ingredients List

  • 1 c Butter, softened
  • 1 c Powdered sugar
  • 1 c Granulated sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 c Salad oil
  • 2 ts Vanilla
  • 1 ts Grated lemon peel
  • 4 1/4 c Flour
  • 1 ts Baking soda
  • 1 ts Cream of tartar
  • 1 ts Salt
  • Plain or colored sugar


Cream butter & sugars; beat in eggs one at a time until light & fluffy.
Beat in oil, vanilla & lemon peel. Combine dry ingredients & gradually add
to sugar mixture, beating till well blended. Wrap in wax paper; chill
several hours.

Preheat oven to 325. Grease 2 cookie sheets. Divide dough into thirds
(keep 1/3 out, refrigerate the rest till needed). Form heaping tsp. of
dough into ball. Place on cookie sheet. Flatten to 2" diameter with
bottom of glass dipped in sugar. Sprinkle with plain or colored sugar &
bake 8 - 10 min. till lightly browned. Let stand on cookie sheet 2-3 min.
before removing.

A wonderful tea cookie - you can color the sugar for Christmas cookies.
From my dear friend, Elaine Sullivan.

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