Cotton Candy Cookies

Cotton candy

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Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 40 mins
Servings: 48 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
159 Calories
9g Fat
19g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 48
Amount per serving
Calories 159
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 74mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 4mg 0%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 27mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

If you're looking for something that makes the sugar cookie seem a little less boring, then you've come to the right spot. Cotton Candy Sugar Cookies literally melt in your mouth making them the tastiest sugar cookies. They're a tasty treat for everyone but kids will especially love them. You can customize these for any occasion you like—Easter, Christmas, birthdays, and more. The possibilities are endless.


  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar

  • 1 cup unsalted butter

  • 1 cup vegetable oil

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 4 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup sugar, more as needed (use red and green for Christmas cookies)

Steps to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.

  2. Cream together the granulated sugar, powdered sugar, butter, and cooking oil. Beat in eggs and vanilla.

  3. Add dry ingredients, (the next four ingredients) and mix to incorporate.

  4. Roll dough into small balls about the size of a quarter with a heavy-bottomed crystal vase with a decorative bottom or other cookie press, dip in sugar to coat well.

  5. Smash each ball of dough, so they are spread out and flat. Leaving an imprint and sugar. Bake in the oven at 375 F for 10 minutes, until the edges just start to turn slightly brown. Do not bake too long.

  6. Cool sugar cookies on the baking sheet briefly then transfer to a wire rack to cool the rest of the way.

  7. Serve and enjoy.