Grandma's sugar cookies were always the perfect blend of crispy on the edges and chewy in the middle.  The only thing better than the smell of sweet baking filling the house was taking a bite of a giant cookie still warm from the oven.  Here I share with you the secrets of Grandma's epic sugar cookies, and hope you share them with your family too!

Step 1: Ingredients

There are several key secrets to making the perfect sugar cookie.  One is the blend of fats - butter + oil - resulting in the perfect chewiness.  Another is the addition of both baking soda and baking powder, resulting in a rounded, crackly cookie.

2 1/4 cups (280g) all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups (300g) granulated sugar, plus 1/4 cup for finishing
2 ounces cream cheese
6 tablespoons (85 g) butter
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
1 tablespoon milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

I just finished making these and they are great!
I am making these! I have been wanting to find a good sugar cookie recipe and so glad you posted this! It saved me a lot of time! Thanks!
Not so secret now tho...
I almost wish we could smell what is on our computer...
YUMMMMM! Sugar sugar!<br>
Look great, sarah! om nom nom nom nom
These look fantastic!! Warm sugar cookies are super good! ;o)
Does this have to be incorporated together by hand? I love using my Kitchen-Aid stand mixer, but don't want dough to get tough/chewy.
These look delicious!

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