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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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!
Pretty good cookie. Not really my favorite.
I made this cookie today and followed the directions exactly except for making them larger. I was very disappointed after reading the reviews. It is a very bland cookie. At the very least I would double the amount of vanilla. The other ingredient that I don't like is the cup of oil. The cookie is actually oily feeling in your hand and leaves your fingers greasy.
The only factor in its favor is that it's an attractive looking cookie.
I'm so excited! My grandmother used to makes these and I lost the recipe years ago. I can't wait to make them!