- 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
"This is the recipe I always use. I also use it for my snickerdoodles. Everyone loves them."
"I live on the Island of Moorea across the 'sea of moons' from Tahiti. I use Tahitian Vanilla from the Islands of Tahaa and Huahine. I take the beans, split them, and soak in Tahitian Dark Rum for a year. Double dose on these cookies and I can't make them fast enough."
"These cookies melt in your mouth! I even forgot to add the confectioners sugar and they were great, lol, next time I will make them with it!"
"Made these and my son couldn't get enough of them. He took some to school for his teacher and classmates. We will be making plenty of these in the future!!!"
"If I had written my review the day I made these, I would've given it fewer stars. Right after I made them all I could taste was butter. I was disappointed that they didn't taste like fluffy sugar cookies but more like butter cookies. However, the next day they tasted so much better! The butter flavor was not as strong. They tasted more like a sugar cookie. So you might want to make these the day before you need them. I made half the recipe, used my medium scoop, and got 20 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."