Growing up, kids are often little cookie monsters—both literally and metaphorically. I mean, don’t we all have a memory of trying to sneak just one more cookie from the cookie jar? And for most kids, that cookie jar belonged at Grandma’s house.
After all, Grandmas are pretty famous for making oh-so-yummy treats and dishes!
So, if you’re looking for one recipe to make you relive those childhood cookie dreams, here’s one sugar cookie recipe you’ll adore. Its secret goodness is guaranteed to take you on a walk down memory-lane. Of course, it’s no other than Grandma’s “secret” sugar cookie recipe!
To make this easy sugar cookie recipe that tastes like Grandma’s house, you will need the following ingredients:
● 2 cups of all-purpose flour
● 1 cup sugar
● ½ cup butter
● ⅔ vegetable oil
● 2 large eggs
● 2 tsp. vanilla extract
● 2 tsp. baking powder
● Pinch of salt
● Sprinkles (optional)
Yields ~20 cookies
Baking time ~10 minutes
First, in a large bowl beat together the eggs, oil and vanilla. In another bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until lightly whipped. You can do this with a mixer or by hand. Then, add the egg mixture to the creamed butter and sugar a little at a time, mixing well.
Next, incorporate your flour and baking powder with the use of sifter. Add salt and sprinkles (optional) and mix well!
Chill the dough in the fridge for at least 15 minutes or more (up to 4 hours prior is even better if you have the time!)
Time to Bake!
While your cookie dough is chilling out in the fridge, preheat your oven to 350°F. Remove your dough from the fridge. On a lightly floured baking sheet or pan, make cookie dough balls (about 1” thick) and place them about 3” apart. Either ball up dough using your two palms or use a small ice cream scoop to get perfect circles.
Coat the bottom of a water glass or cup with sugar and press gently on the cookie dough balls to flatten into even cookie-shaped forms.
You could also roll out the cookie dough on a floured surface if you wish. If you do so, roll out your dough until it’s about ¼” thick. Then use a cookie cutter or glass to cut out the cookie shapes!
Place prepared cookies onto a nonstick baking sheet and bake in the oven for 7-10 minutes. Watch the edges until they become slightly golden and crispy. Take out the cookies and let cool. Your cookies should be chewy on the outside and soft on the inside! Just like how Grandma used to make them. Mmmm.
Let cookies cool slightly (but not too much) and serve immediately. Store leftovers (like there will be any left…) in an airtight container at room temperature to preserve freshness.
Want more of Grandma’s sugar cookie recipe? Feel free to experiment a little with the ingredients – add in white or dark chocolate chips, smarties, or your other sweet tooth favorites to maximize the fun!