Tasty Tuesday: the Perfect Sugar Cookie

dreamstime_7647670In spite of it being March, it still FEELS like winter, so we spent the day baking cookies. Nothing is quite so delicious as coming in from playing in the snow and eating hot-from-the-oven cookies and drinking hot cocoa. Today, I went hunting for my favorite Sugar Cookie recipe because the hot cocoa was requiring them.

Many years ago, I spent two weeks with a young couple working up in northern British Columbia. While I was there, Sherri made sugar cookies one time and I could not stop eating them. Even though I was only 20 years old at the time, I had the vision for how important the perfect sugar cookie recipe really is and I got the recipe for Sherri’s cookies. I have never found another recipe I like better. These cookies melt in your mouth and are the best I can make.

Sherri’s Sugar Cookies

  • 1 c. butter
  • 1 c. oil (Hey, I never said they were health food!)
  • 1 c. granulated sugar
  • 1 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 1 t. soda
  • 1 t. cream tartar
  • 1 t. salt
  • 4 c. flour

Mix all the ingredients together, following this order, adding things one at a time. Roll into logs and chill. Slice chilled dough into slices (1/8-1/4 inch thick) and bake at 375° on ungreased cookie sheet or parchment until they just start getting brown around the edges.

Let them melt in your mouth. And just TRY to eat only one!

We also baked Snickerdoodles today, adding the fragrance of cinnamon to the good smells in my house.

Check out two recipes that my mom just sent to me the other day: School Cookies and Peanut Butterscotch Bars. Both of those recipes are flavors from my childhood. To be honest, I didn’t even know that the recipes still existed until my mom sent them to me.

This is PERFECT baking weather; enjoy the cold snap while it lasts!

Barb Kelley



  1. Those sound AMAZING! I will have to pick up a few supplies for our next snow day!

  2. I can never get my sugar cookies to turn out well, so I am anxious to try these. Thanks!