A simple recipe that's really tasty and perfect for the holidays.
Cream together until light and fluffy:
1 cup softened butter
1 cup canola oil
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
Add 2 eggs and 2 tsp of vanilla and combine well
Mix together the following and add to the above:
4 cups unsifted flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cream of tartar
Make balls in your hand, roll in sugar and then press down with a pretty patterned glass (I used and antique crystal sugar bowl). Bake at 350 for about 11 minutes until lightly browned. Cool on a cookie sheet.