Cracked Sugar Cookies

Cracked Sugar Cookies

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"This is a family favorite sugar cookie recipe handed down to me from my mom. When my husband was deployed to Iraq, he was always excited to receive a box of these in the mail. I always make sure to watch these closely and take them out of the oven before they brown. If they brown, they will end up too hard and crunchy."

Ingredients 35 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 128 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 128 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 6 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs:
  • 17.9g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 24 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium:
  • 65 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
  2. Beat 2 cups sugar, butter, and vegetable oil with an electric mixer in a large bowl until smooth. Add egg yolks one at a time, allowing each egg to blend into the butter mixture before adding the next. Sift flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt into the egg yolk mixture; stir. Stir in vanilla extract. Roll the dough into walnut-sized balls.
  3. Spread 1/4 cup sugar onto a flat surface. Roll the balls of dough in sugar to coat. Arrange onto baking sheets spaced at least 2 inches apart.
  4. Bake in preheated oven cooked in the middle, but not yet browned, about 15 minutes.
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  1. 15 Ratings


If it wasn't for the fact that I'm this recipe's first reviewer it would suffice to simply say, "Mmmmm," and add that Hubs remarked that this was "A five" - virtually unheard of. So I'll expand and say that not only were these made in no time, they were soft and tender with that characteristic sandy texture so familiar in cookies where cream of tartar is one of the ingredients. I HATE rolling out sugar cookies and these had the advantage of turning out perfectly round, perfect for decorating. I glazed them with "Shiny Cookie Icing," also from this site, before decorating them for Halloween. I'm very pleased.


My boyfriend is a sugar cookie snob and these are his absolute favourite! =) I made tiny ones to have with tea and they're absolutely wonderful alone! Add some sweet orange marmalade to a nice, warm, fresh-out-of-the-oven cookie and they're divine! Cheers!


Great comfort cookie...especially tasty while still warm!