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Cotton Candy Sugar Cookies

User Rating 4.5 Star Rating (6 Reviews)


Cotton candy
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Cotton Candy Sugar Cookies literally melt in your mouth making them the best sugar cookies.

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4-1/4 cups flour
  • Extra sugar for pressing cookies (Use red and green for Christmas cookies)


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Cream together the granulated sugar, powdered sugar, butter, and cooking oil. Beat in eggs and vanilla.

Add dry ingredients, (the next four ingredients) and mix to incorporate. Roll dough into small balls about the size of a quarter. With a heavy bottomed crystal vase with a decorative bottom, or other cookie press, dip in sugar to coat well. Smash each ball of dough so they are spread out and flat. Leaving an imprint and sugar. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 10 minutes, until the edges just start to turn slightly brown. Do not bake too long. Cool sugar cookies on the baking sheet briefly then transfer to wire rack to cool the rest of the way.

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 5 out of 5
The BEST, Member TrudieC

I found this recipe several years ago. It's the only sugar cookie I would make now. They are very delicate so don't press them too thin. Also, watch carefully so they don't over brown. They are wonderful with frosting too. I usually do the sugar topping tho since they are so rich on their own. I make my own colored sugars, so much cheaper than ready made and I can do any color I want. Just put a few drops of the desired food coloring and about one quarter cup of sugar in a zip lock sandwich bag and knead the sugar until it is completely blended. The sugar stays dry and you can certainly make some beautiful colors.

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