Amish Sugar Cookies Recipe
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
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These were tasteless with a really dry texture. It was like eating a spoonful of flour from a spoon. Good thing I only made 1/2 a batch. They were all thrown in the trash. (The dog didn't even finish the one I gave him). I even tried pressing the tops with extra sugar to add *some* flavor. Still tasteless.
Have made these3 times, great. First time I was hesitant on the amount of shortening, thought, oh man they will be so greasy, but weren't. Second time I added some finely crushed pecans and they turned out just like the boughten Pecan Sandies! Loved them.
I make these at Christmas time. They are my dad's favorite. I roll them into small balls and flatten slightly with a glass dipped in red or green sugar. Great addition to any cookie plate.
Halved this recipe and still ended up with 4 dozen cookies. Made them larger than a teaspoon, too!
They are so delicious, truly melt in your mouth and have a delicate flavour. Will definitely be making these again, maybe with frosting next time!
The only thing I did different that corrected the bland taste or texture is I used a cookie scoop then I pressed each cookie with the small end of a meat cleaver giving it a waffle texture. I only baked them for 7 to 8 minutes no longer because they continue baking. After they are cooled I made a glaze of powdered sugar, milk and a dash of vanilla. I brushed the cookie with the glaze using a pastry brush. They turned out great!