Lunch Lady Cookies

Infamous lunch lady cookies that will remind you of your grade-school cafeteria
Servings 28 cookies
Author Meme


  • 1/2 cup butter room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 TBSP light brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp canola oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp almond extract a little bit less than 1/8 tsp
  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda


  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together butter and sugars.
  • Beat in oil, egg & extracts.
  • In a medium bowl, sift together flour, salt, and baking soda.
  • Slowly beat in the flour mixture. Be sure to scrape the sides of the mixer at least once to make sure all of the flour is incorporated.
  • Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Space cookies about 2 inches apart on cookie sheet.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 9-11 minutes. They don't really brown, so take them out when you see the slightest hint of golden around the bottom edges.
  • Let sit on cookie sheet for 2 minutes then transfer to a cooling rack. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.