Easy No Roll Sugar Cookies

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Yield:  approx. 4 dozen cookies

1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup canola oil (or vegetable oil)
1 large egg
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp cream of tartar

1.  Heat oven to 350 degrees F.  Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or use silpat.  
2.  In large bowl of stand mixer, combine the butter and sugars.  Mix until light and fluffy, approx. 2-3 minutes.   Add in egg, vanilla and oil.  Mix for another 2-3 minutes. 
3.  In small bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, salt and cream of tartar.  With whisk, combine well.  Slowly add the flour to the butter/sugar mixture with the mixer running on low.  Mix until the dough comes together.
4.  With about a TBS of dough for each cookie, form into balls.  Place on prepared cookie sheet.  With the tines of a fork dipped in flour, make cross-hatch marks and then top with some colored sugar.  Bake for about 10 minutes, or until the bottoms of the cookies are lightly browned.  Remove to rack to cool completely.

 adapted from Eat at Allies