Scarlett's Best Ever Sugar Cookies

Scarlett's Best Ever Sugar Cookies

155 Reviews 8 Pics
  • Prep

    16 m
  • Cook

    10 m
  • Ready In

    45 m
Scarlett Thornley
Recipe by  Scarlett Thornley

“These cookies will melt in your mouth !! This recipe can be halved if you only want 50 cookies, but they will disappear quickly!”

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Original recipe yields 100 cookies



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F ( 175 degrees C ).
  2. In a large bowl, cream together sugar, butter, and oil. Stir in the eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt and cream of tartar; stir into the creamed mixture. Mix in the pecans. Roll the dough into balls the size of walnuts. Place balls onto ungreased sheet. Press each ball down with the bottom of a glass dipped in sugar. (Find a glass with a decorative bottom to give cookies a pattern.)
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes or until golden brown around the edges.

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I had to write another review. I made these again and decreased the oil and increased the sugar. They came out so much better.I had to decrease the cooking time. These are definatly a keeper now with the changes. Really good cookie everyone loves them. The revised version is now in my receipe box.Makes a lot too. but they don't last!



This recipe calls for pecans and vanilla extract, but I didn't have any nuts; so, I substituted almond extract for the vanilla. Scarlett states that they will melt in your mouth and disappear...and boy, do they ever!!! My husband hid a whole bowl of these from our 14-year-old to make sure that he would have some after the New Year!!! I had to make a double batch to make sure I had enough to put in all of the goodie baskets to give for the holidays!! This recipe is DEFINITELY a keeper!! Thanks for a wonderful, buttery, nutty flavor, melt in your mouth, easy to make cookie!!! They are light and crispy, but they stay soft and chewy at the same time. It is very difficult to describe the texture of these cookies without actually tasting them. Definitely NOT A COOKIE TO BE SHIPPED OVERSEAS!!!!! Hand deliver ONLY!!!!!! BUT make sure you make plenty and include the recipe or you will have people bugging you all year to be baking them more!! Qudos to Scarlett for a wonderful cookie recipe, whether you call it a 'sugar' or a 'sandie', it makes no is a wonderful cookie, of that there is NO DOUBT!!!!



Great recipe! It made a great deal of dough and I froze half for another day. I rolled the cookies in cinnamon sugar and didn't use the pecans since my hubby dislikes them. A definite keeper!

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Amount Per Serving (100 total)

  • Calories
  • 80 cal
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 5 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs
  • 8.3 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 0.8 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 9 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 51 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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