Sugar cookies

Sugar Cookies

Sugar cookies
Sugar Cookies

It was last November/December when I had invited my friend Leslie and her family for dinner. She brought a big batch of sugar cookies that were beautifully decorated with some colored sugar. Ishaan was around 3 and 1/2 then. He ate atleast 4-5 cookies in one go. I had never seen him liking any cookie like that. I asked Leslie for the recipe and she was very kind to share it with me. It then sat there for a long time. I was pregnant at that time and somehow forgot all about it.

Then last month for Thanksgiving, I thought I would bake some cookies and send to Ishaan’s school. I remembered these cookies because I knew kids would love these. I asked for the recipe again. But then I got busy and could not bake. Finally we decided to bake this yesterday. Ishaan wanted to help decorate them. He decorated using M&Ms and chocolate chips. He said he is practising patterns – he had arranged the toppings in some pattern in all rows. Once done, he counted all to see how many we had in each tray. I really enjoyed the whole experience. I think Santa will get some of these cookies if Ishaan does not eat all of these before 24th!. Thank you Leslie for the recipe.

Mix all the ingredients.
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Shape and decorate cookies. Then bake them.
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Sugar Cookies

Easy and tasty sugar cookies that are fun to make and sure to impress anyone
4.34 from 3 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 100 small cookies


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup oil
  • 2 egg whites
  • 4 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tea spn cream of tarter
  • 1 tea spn baking soda
  • 1 tea spn salt
  • 1 tea spn vanilla extract


  • Beat together sugar, powdered sugar, butter and oil.
  • Then add all other ingredients and mix well.
  • Preheat the oven at 375F for 10mins.
  • Refrigerate the dough for 30 mins. (see notes)
  • Shape them into small rounds and decorate as you wish.
  • Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes.


In the original recipe, it was mentioned to drop the cookie dough by teaspoon on greased cookie sheet as soon as it was prepared (no resting). Then flatten with a fork to create a + and sprinkle with colored sugars before baking. I wanted to bake round cookies, so I refrigerated them for 30mins and then shaped and decorated them.


10 thoughts on “Sugar Cookies”

  1. Hi

    This is the first time I am at your page and loved it have created a bucket list to try so many recipes . One request how do I replace the egg in these sugar cookies .

  2. Kanchan Mangrulkar

    Hi Shilpa,
    I see that you are using cream of tartar and baking soda equal proportions. Instead, can I use 2 tsp baking powder directly since I do not have cream of tartar?

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