Cotton Candy Cookies Recipe

Cotton candy
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  • Total: 40 mins
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 4 dozen cookies (48 cookies)

Cotton Candy Sugar Cookies literally melt in your mouth making them the tastiest sugar cookies.


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4-1/4 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar (more or less, for pressing cookies; 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 wire rack to cool the rest of the way.