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World's Best Sugar Cookies

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Ingredients

1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup butter or margarine
1 cup oil
2 beaten eggs
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
5 cups flour
Colored sugar in small bowls

Instructions

Mix the powdered sugar, granulated sugar, shortening and oil in a 3-quart mixing bowl. Mix in all other ingredients except the colored sugar. Roll the dough into balls the size of a walnut. Dip each one in the colored sugar and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten each ball with the bottom of a glass. Bake 12 minutes at 350 degrees, just until slightly golden on the bottom.

Carol Hillis
Rock Island



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