Cream together the granulated sugar, confectioners' sugar, butter and vegetable
oil. Beat in eggs and vanilla extract.
Add dry ingredients, (the next four ingredients) and mix to incorporate. Roll
dough into small balls about the size of a quarter. With a heavy bottom crystal
vase with a decorative bottom, or other cookie press, dip in sugar to coat well.
Smash each ball of dough so they are spread out and flat, leaving an imprint and
Bake in a 375 degrees F oven for 10 minutes, until the edges just start to
turn slightly brown. Do not bake too long.
Cool on the baking sheet briefly, then
transfer to wire rack to cool the rest of the way.
You can also used colored sugar to press the cookies at holiday time.