Sugar Gems

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These are very tastey, and pretty little sugar cookies. I like that you don’t roll the dough and use cookie cutters–these are just quick and easy. The recipe is a bit unusual. I got this recipe from my friend Starlie…she is a gem! I always think of her when I make them.   I love to make these cookies for any holiday–just dye the frosting and use sprinkles to coordinate with the celebration.  These are a much easier sugar cookie than the traditional roll out variety and everyone loves them!
Sugar Gems
submitted by Melanie
printable recipe
Cream together:
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup sugar
1 cup oil
1 cup real butter
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
5 cups flour
1 tsp cream of tarter
1 tsp salt
1 tsp soda
Mix all ingredients well. Roll into golf size balls and place on cookie sheets. Flatten with bottom of glass dipped in sugar. These are very good frosted.
Bake at 350 for 12-14 minutes. Cool and frost with sugar gem frosting.
Sugar Gem Frosting
2-2 ½ cups powdered sugar
½ cup oil
2 tsp flavoring (almond, vanilla etc.)-I prefer 1 tsp of almond
3-4 Tbsp milk
Coloring if wanted
Mix well and add a little more milk or powdered sugar to get the right consistency.


  1. Melanie says

    I’m not kidding…I was just looking for a recipe for non-rolled sugar cookies. Have I mentioned I am so glad you sisters started a blog???

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