Grandma Doris Cookies


A holiday cookie swap is a fun and easy way to stock your kitchen with a variety of seasonal goodies without having to do all the baking yourself. This month we collaborated with Colorado electric co-op employees for a virtual cookie recipe swap. These tried-and-true recipes will get you started on your holiday baking and are a star choice for any cookie swap.

Grandma Doris Cookies

From: Jessie Heath, Highline Electric Association

This is my mother -in-law’s recipe. She passed away when Harrison was about 5 months old, so we call them our “Grandma Doris” cookies when we make them.

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup cooking oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cream of tarta r
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda

Cream butter and sugar, then add oil, egg, and vanilla. Mix well. Sift dry ingredients together and add gradually to sugar mixture. Roll into small balls about 1/2 inch in diameter. Place on cookie sheet and flatten with a spoon dipped i n sugar, or roll out and cut with cookie cutters.

Bake 8–10 minutes at 375°.

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