The Guest House Sugar Cookie Recipe

I’ve had such a sweet tooth this pregnancy so I wanted to share one of my favorite sugar cookie recipes with you. We covered ours with pink frosting to celebrate the gender reveal of our baby girl!

These cookies were a staple in my parents’ restaurant, The Guest House, which is why I like to call them The Guest House Sugar Cookies. They melt in your mouth and, full disclosure, you won’t be able to stop at 2 or 3. Or for me, 5 or 6. 

The Guest House Sugar Cookie Recipe

The Guest House Sugar Cookie Recipe

The Guest House Sugar Cookie Recipe

The Guest House Sugar Cookie Recipe

The Guest House Sugar Cookie Recipe

The Guest House Sugar Cookie Recipe

The Guest House Sugar Cookie Recipe

Yield: 2 Dozen

The Guest House Sugar Cookies

The Guest House Sugar Cookies

The best mouth watering sugar cookies you'll ever have! But I'm a little biased because I was raised on these at my parent's restaurant, The Guest House. However they really do have the perfect crumble, are light and fluffy and the buttercream frosting melts in your mouth.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup powder sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 4 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp soda
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 TBS milk or cream
  • 4 cups powder sugar

Instructions

  1. Combine in a bowl 1 cup powder sugar, 1 cup butter, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup vegetable oil, 2 eggs beaten.
  2. Mix!
  3. Once mixed, combine in 4 1/2 cups flour, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp soda, 1 tsp cream of tartar, 1 tsp vanilla.
  4. Mix!
  5. Drop onto a cookie sheet and press down with a fork or glass dipped in sugar.
  6. Bake 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees.
  7. Let cool before frosting.
  8. To make the butter cream frosting cream together: 1/2 cup shortening, 1/2 cup butter, 1 tsp. vanilla, 2 TBS milk or cream, 4 cups powder sugar. Add food coloring if you want a fun pop of color!
  9. Spread onto cookies and enjoy!
The Guest House Sugar Cookie Recipe

The Guest House Sugar Cookie Recipe

The Guest House Sugar Cookie Recipe

The Guest House Sugar Cookie Recipe

The Guest House Sugar Cookie Recipe

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