The lightest and flakiest sugar cookies on the planet. Warning: They're addictive!
Grandma Izzy's Sugar Cookies
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins

My Grandma Izzy's recipe for the flakiest, most delicious sugar cookies I've ever eaten. 

Course: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Servings: 3 dozen
Author: Grandma Izzy
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar for coating cookies prior to baking
  • colored sugar optional
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Beat butter, oil, white sugar, powdered sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Beat until fluffy.
  3. In a large bowl, mix flour, baking soda, salt, and cream of tartar.
  4. Stir flour mixture into liquid mixture a little at a time.
  5. Roll into 1-inch balls and dip into sugar to coat.
  6. Place dough balls on ungreased cookie sheet, about three inches apart.
  7. Press the bottom of a glass on each ball to flatten them.
  8. Sprinkle each flattened cookie with colored sugar for decoration, if you wish.
  9. Bake until lightly browned, 10-14 minutes.