The Best Sugar Cookies Ever

holidaycookieswebIt’s time to start your holiday baking! We reached out to Lisi of Lisi’s Luscious Desserts for this simple recipe of an old time favorite. This sugar cookie turns out crisp, flaky and flavorful. The best part is the decorating possibilities. Enjoy sprinkling color sugar, sprinkles or icing with the kids!

The Best Sugar Cookies Ever

Yield: 60-70 cookies


1 cup sugar

1 cup butter

1 cup powdered sugar

1 cup vegetable oil (NOT olive oil!)

2 large eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon cream of tartar

4 1/8 cups flour


Cream sugar, butter, powdered sugar, and oil. Then cream in eggs and vanilla. In a separate bowl mix baking soda, cream of tartar, and flour. Start adding dry ingredients to creamed ingredients less than 1 cup at a time. Chill in refrigerator at least 2 hours. Drop 1-2″ balls on the cookie sheet. If you would like, you can flatten the balls with the bottom of a drinking glass that has been dipped in sugar. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are browned. Now you are ready to sprinkle on cinnamon and sugar, colored sugar sprinkles, etc. Here is the great post from Lisi

Cranberry Coconut Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Cranberry-Coconut-Chocolate-Chip-Oatmeal-Cookie-FeatureThese Cranberry Coconut Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies from our friend Jeanette Chen make a festive addition to any holiday cookie platter. Chock full of cranberries, coconut and mini chocolate chips, and sweetened with banana and honey, these ‘cakey’ cookies are naturally delicious.
Cranberry Coconut Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
Prep Time:
15 minutes
Cook Time:
8 minutes
Total Time:
23 minutes
Yield: ~ 28 cookies
The banana adds sweetness and keeps these cookies nice and moist.
3/4 cup Arrowhead Mills® Organic Oat Flour
3/4 cup organic rolled oats
1 tablespoon organic ground golden flax seed mixed with
3 tablespoons water
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup honey or maple syrup
1/4 cup MaraNatha® Organic Creamy Almond Butter
1/3 cup mashed ripe organic banana
2 tablespoons organic virgin coconut oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup dried organic cranberries
1/3 cup organic raw dried coconut flakes
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
Combine oat flour, oats, flax seed and water mixture, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl. Mix well. Add honey, almond butter, banana, coconut oil and vanilla; blend until mixed through. Add cranberries, coconut and chocolate chips and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for a few hours or overnight to firm up cookie dough. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Spoon cookie dough onto cookie sheets using rounded teaspoon. Flatten tops slightly. Bake 7-9 minutes or until lightly browned. Let cool.
Notes For a vegan option
substitute maple syrup for honey.
Jeanette Chen, a resident of New Canaan for 20 years, is the busy mom of 4 boys and author of a popular health and wellness food blog, Jeanette’s Healthy Living. She was recently named 2013′s Best Allergy Blog by Healthline and is always looking for ways to make healthier meals for her family and friends. See more by clicking here