Shared by my friend Kathy handed down from her Grandma VonStetten
The BEST Sugar Cookies in the world and easy to make!
1 cup butter or margarine
2 cups sugar
2 whole eggs
1-cup salad oil
Pinch of salt
1 tsp. Vanilla
2 tsp. Baking soda
2 tsp. Cream of tartar
5 cups flour
Cream butter (thoroughly) and sugar (use electric mixer). Then add next four ingredients until a creamy texture. Then add next 2 ingredients-blend well. Slowly add flour.
Roll into balls about walnut size. Dough should be soft. Roll ball in sugar and flatten with bottom of glass dipped in sugar. (You cannot use too much sugar!) Decorate with sprinkles if you wish. 12 cookies to a sheet.
Bake 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned at the edges in pre-heated oven of 350 degrees.