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Angel Sugar Cookies

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This is the classic melt-in-your mouth sugar cookie recipe that’s been passed through the generations of many an American family. This was given to me by the late Sally Holcomb, a beloved member of our small town church. I loved her, and I loved her cookies.

Ingredients

  • 2 whole Large Eggs
  • 1 cup Canola Oil
  • 2 sticks Butter, Softened
  • 1 cup Sugar, Plus Extra For Sprinkling
  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 4 cups Plus 2 Tablespoons, All-purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Cream Of Tartar

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large mixing bowl, cream together eggs, oil, butter, sugars, and vanilla.

Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Cover and refrigerate dough one hour.

Using a cookie scoop, drop balls of dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet.

Smear a dab of butter all over the bottom of a glass, then dip the glass in granulated sugar. Use the glass to flatten each ball of dough, dipping again into the sugar each time. Repeat until all are flattened.

Bake for 9 to 11 minutes, until cookies are just barely turning brown. Don’t overbrown!

Allow to cool before eating. Cookies are ultra crumbly!

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JudyK on 8.23.2012

These cookies are incredible. They’re exactly what I wanted: a crisp, delicate, old-fashioned sugar cookie. I was worried when I saw how soft the dough was (almost a batter), but I put them in the freezer for 20 minutes rather than refrigerate and then baked them. Perfect!

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nuttymama on 12.14.2010

I’ve been searching for a delicate cookie like these for years and years. They are just perfect and were devoured by my family and then my church coffee hour. Thank you!

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sweettops on 11.7.2010

These are fantastic! They make a very uniform cookie so perfect for a beautiful display on a desert table. They are so tender and delicate, made mine with butter cream icing.

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Ms. Erin on 10.9.2010

This was such a great recipe! I have made several different sugar cookie recipes all with mediocre results. I was SO pleased with these cookies that they didn’t even last long enough for me to ice them. Everyone devoured them. This is my new go-to cookie recipe!

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napangel on 9.27.2010

This recipe is nearly identical to my Aunt Marilyn’s sugar cookies. The only difference is that instead of the oil, my aunt’s call for one cup of vegetable shortening (Crisco). I made Ree’s version last night, and they tasted very good, but I missed the more pronounced crispness of my aunt’s recipe. My kids couldn’t stop eating them!

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Kelly on 7.23.2012

Melts in your mouth!

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simoneandherkitchen on 12.16.2011

So light and fluffy and yummy dipped in my coffee. My friends all loved. Thanks, will be a yearly recipe for me!

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chocolateforever on 11.26.2011

This is my new favorite sugar cookie! So good, that I would eat the whole batch myself, if I could!!

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2manyjs on 9.27.2011

My 15 year old son saw these in the cookbook and decided to give them a try. He made them on his own and we helped him enjoy the yumminess.

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nuttymama on 7.31.2011

Perfect! This is my “secret recipe” for our annual cookie swap and church bake sale. This just melts in your mouth and has your friends beggin’ for more!

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