- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
- In a 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.
Reviews for Amish Sugar Cookies
"Cookies not real sugary, they melt in your mouth and are so good. I passed cookies to my neighbors and all gave good reviews. I got 6 1/2 dozen."
"I love these!!! I use almond extract instead of vanilla. I divide the dough into thirds. One third for sugar cookies, one third I roll in cinnamon and sugar for snicker doodles, and one third I add toffee bits and sliced almonds and roll in sugar for almond crunch cookies. Three kinds of cookies from one batch that are simply the best cookies I've ever had!!!!!"
"Made these for valentine's day. Absolutely delicious! I used Moreno sugar instead of sugar cane. May have made them not as sweet. But I decorated with colored sugars and sprinkles and I even dipped some in chocolate."
"I have been making these for years. My sister loves these at Christmas so I make sure she gets some to take home."
"I made these today and they are great. I did not change anything. I thought at first that's a lot of oil, but the cookies are great. Thank You for the recipe."
"A new family favorite! I used lemon extract the first time I made them & everyone loved them--friends & family alike. I'm going to make them tomorrow & use orange extract! I have adult children coming home this weekend who asked me to have these ready for them!"
"These are very good, and made a huge batch. I halved the recipe and still got a large amount. I put chopped pecans in to make pecan sandies. Everyone loved them."
"Very good flavor, but mine were dry. Not sure why, as I followed the recipe...?"