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Amish Sugar Cookies Recipe
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Amish Sugar Cookies Recipe

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These easy-to-make cookies simply melt in your mouth! I've passed the recipe around to many friends. After I gave the recipe to my sister, she entered the cookies in a local fair and won the "best of show" prize! —Sylvia Ford, Kennett, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:30 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 30 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 233 calories, 14 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 108 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.


  1. In large bowl, beat the butter, oil and sugars. Beat in eggs until well blended. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and cream of tartar; gradually add to creamed mixture.
  2. Drop by small teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 5 dozen.
Originally published as Amish Sugar Cookies in Country Extra July 1990, p45

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 233 calories, 14 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 108 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

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Reviewed Sep. 22, 2015

"I think the real butter flavor is wonderful with vanilla or almond. The flavor intensifies after keeping over night. (If there are any left). They also store well. I have made thumb prints with this recipe too."

Reviewed Sep. 21, 2015

"Wonderful cookies. I have been making these for years and know they freeze well, but just discovered that if you eat them when they aren't quite defrosted all the way, they are kind of chewy like a Tollhouse chocolate chip cookie."

Reviewed Sep. 5, 2015

"this cookie was outstanding!!! dont know why everyone complains of no flavor. I thought they were perfect! rolling balls and flattening with glass dipped in sugar was a great idea and then the end result is a perfectly round cookie. The person who submitted this should have suggested that in order to look like her pictured perfectly round cookies! gail borczyk,field editor"

Reviewed Aug. 18, 2015

"I don't know how these won "best of" anything. On the first batch, the dough was a little dry, but I decided to bake as directed anyway. They puffed up and looked so cute, but had absolutely no flavor at all and they weren't even sweet. On the next batch, after looking up how to fix dry sugar cookie dough, I added a couple tablespoons of milk and another cup of powdered sugar. The dough still had no flavor, so I added about 3 tsps of vanilla and MORE powdered sugar. With all of the vanilla, it tasted better, but the vanilla extract made the dough greasy! I made another batch, and they came out flat as a pancake, with "allright" flavor. At that point, I gave up. I had a bake sale the next day and still needed to make several other recipes. End results = 30 cookies tossed in the trash for no flavor. 24 cookies that came out just OK, and the rest of the dough wound up in the trash. I will never make this again, sorry. :("

Reviewed Jul. 29, 2015

"True these do melt in your mouth but I agree with others that you need to add lots of flavor. If you add other extract don't be afraid to add a lot. I added a teaspoon of almond extract and I should have added at least a tablespoon."

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