Total TimePrep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch
Makesabout 7 dozen
- 1 cup shortening
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
- 2 large eggs, room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Additional sugar or colored sugar
- In a large bowl, cream the shortening, oil and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle.
- Roll into 1-in. balls; dip tops in sugar or colored sugar. Place sugar side up 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 12-14 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Nutrition Facts2 each: 170 calories, 10g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 61mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.
Every product is independently selected by our editors. If you buy something through our links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Sep 19, 2016
I used this recipe for a cookie bar. I had these cookies plated with butter cream frosting and fresh blackberries, kiwi, and red raspberries. My party built little cookie sandwiches. Everyone loved these cookies. I cut the recipe in half since it mentioned it yields 7 dozen. However when I cut the recipe in half and used a size # 60 scoop the recipe only yielded 18 cookies. Next time I will make the recipe as noted. The only thing I kept the same was I still used 1 tsp of vanilla. These cookies had the perfect texture, soft, chewing and sturdy for the frosting.
Oct 22, 2009
I've made these many times. They're like an old fashioned sugar cookie. Yum!
Oct 30, 2008
According to the Best of Country cookies cookbook it is 1 teaspoon of cream of tartar.
Feb 13, 2008
ingredients does not call for cream tarter, but directions does. what amount of cream?