July 9, 2012

My Granny’s Sugar Cookies, The Best Ever

Today is National Sugar Cookie Day and I can’t let this monumental occasion pass without mentioning my granny’s famous sugar cookies. Sadly, I do not have a photo of them, but below is an image I found that looks very similar. They aren’t really anything like a typical sugar cookie nor are they quite a teacake but you’ll just have to trust me on how delicious they are.

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Linnie Mae Hampton’s Sugar Cookies

  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 c. butter
  • 1 c. oil
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 5 c. sifted plain flour
  • 1 tsp. soda
  • 1 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt

Cream together sugar and butter. Combine with remaining ingredients and mix well. Roll into balls the size of small walnuts. Place 2 inches apart on a greased cookie sheet. Press with the bottom of a glass dipped in sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. (Watch carefully and don’t overbake.)

The glass with sugar on the bottom is the most important part. This flattens each cookie out and coats it in sweetness. My granny’s cookies would all run together on the pan and she’d have to cut them apart so they were always in the shape of squares and rectangles. She kept the cooled cookies in a giant Tupperware bowl and I snuck plenty of them during my childhood.

Hope your week is off to a great start…and if you were looking for a reason to enjoy a sweet treat, grab a sugar cookie in celebration!


  1. Ooooh these look so tasty! I've been looking for a good sugar cookie recipe.

  2. I will definitely have to give this recipe a try. xo

  3. I saw that it was National Sugar Cookie day this morning! And then I thought, where in this town (Memphis) can I find a vegan sugar cookie? Cause I don't have time to bake any before the day is over...not sure I can find any already-made ones here (maybe at Whole Foods ... maybe). I'm sure you're granny's are the best though!!

  4. Happy National Sugar Cookie Day to you, too, my friend. These look yummy. I'm not a huge fan of sugar cookies but I do like teacakes (is that strange?) so I will have to give these a try one day. :)

  5. Amazing! It is amazing how many foods have a day devoted to them.


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