This is my version of the perfect treat for a cold, grey afternoon!
1 Cup Butter (room temperature)
¾ Cup Vegetable Oil
1 ¼ Cup Sugar
¾ Cup Powdered Sugar
2 Tablespoons of Water
½ tea spoon Baking Soda
½ tea spoon Cream of Tarter ( I used One teaspoon of baking powder instead)
1 teaspoon Salt
5 ½ Cup Flour
Cream together Butter, Vegetable Oil, Sugars, Water, and Eggs.
Combine dry ingredients and slowly add to butter mixture.
Mix until everything is combined. Your dough should be a little crumbly and not sticky at all.
Roll a golf ball sized ball of dough and place it on your cookie sheet. Now its time to give these babies their signature rough edge.
Put ¼ cup of sugar in a dish (this is in addition to the sugar listed above.) Stick the bottom of a glass in it. This is going to be your cookie press. Firmly press it into the center of your dough ball. You want your dough to spill out over the sides of the glass. If there is a lip its even better.
Bake at 350 for 8 minutes. They should just barely be browning on the bottom. Move cookies to a cooling rack. Once they are cool put them in the fridge. You can make a nice sour cream frosting to top them up if you are uber motivated!