PW’s Angel Sugar Cookies

When people tell me “this is the best insert noun here ever” I often find myself doubting them instantaneously. I think to myself “you think that’s the best book ever! Wow.” Or there’s “clearly they haven’t tried my French Onion Soup.” Whatever the noun is, I pass judgment on their claim without hesitation while quickly and quietly giving it a try myself.

More often than not I’m wrong and I’ll be the first to admit it (under my breath of course).

I love trying other peoples’ best recipe, reading their favorites books, watching their ultimate movie, listening to their grooviest jams (yes I just said that), and sipping their idea of the most decadent wine. I usually come out of the experience with a new recipe to rave about or a new band that I can pretend I found (what? I did not just say that).


Straight off The Pioneer Woman’s blog and her cookbook — Give her Angel Sugar Cookies a try.

They will change your life.

PW’S Angel Sugar Cookies


  • 2 whole Large Eggs
  • 1 cup Canola Oil
  • 2 sticks Butter, Softened
  • 1 cup Sugar, Plus Extra For Sprinkling
  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 4 cups Plus 2 Tablespoons, All-purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Cream Of Tartar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together eggs, oil, butter, sugars, and vanilla.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
  4. Cover and refrigerate dough one hour.
  5. Using a cookie scoop, drop balls of dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet. (I didn’t have a cookie scoop — so I just rolled them into balls)
  6. Cover the bottom of a glass with butter, then dip the glass in granulated sugar. Use the glass to flatten each ball of dough. Dip the glass into sugar each time you press down a cookie.
  7. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until cookies start to get golden. (Mine took exactly 9 minutes every time)
  8. Cool on a wire rack. (Make sure that you try one when it’s still warm — this is where the magic happens)

Delicious Dough

Take off your rings -- it gets messy!

To Die For

"Please? Mom?"


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