MoMo’s Easy Sugar Cookies

Momo's Easy Sugar Cookies


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MoMo’s Easy Sugar Cookies

From: Denise Moore, Empire Electric Association

This is my mother’s cookie recipe that she has made since I w as a little kid. When she first learned to talk, my daughter named her MoMo and it stuck. Now my grandkids all call her MoMo, too. They all live in Kansas City, and we were just there for a visit. Mom made a big batch of cookies to take with us, and they were quickly gobbled up. They are light, crispy, and deliciously simple.

Cream together:

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup butter or Crisco®
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp baking soda

Chill tightly covered for 1½ to 2 hours (or overnight).

Cover baking sheets with parchment paper. Spoon out a heaping teaspoon of dough. Roll between hands to form a ball about the size of a walnut. Roll each ball in sugar and place on a cookie sheet.

Bake at 375° for 15 minutes or until light tan in color. Yield: about 5 dozen.