Saturday, March 22, 2008

Swedish Sugar Cookies

A recipe from my childhood, and a family favorite.

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 4 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. backing soda
  • 1 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp. salt


  1. Mix sugars with eggs, butter, vegetable oil and vanilla. Set aside
  2. In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt.
  3. Mix flour and sugar mixture together. Mix well. Refrigerate dough until firm.
  4. Form by TBS into balls. Place on greased cookie sheet. Flatten with a glass cup that has been buttered and dipped in granulated sugar.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. DO NOT OVER BAKE - cookies should look almost done when you take them out of the oven.