- 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
"I made the recipe as instructed except I used a tablespoon portion size and still got just over five dozen cookies! I can't imagine how many cookies I would have gotten if I used a teaspoon as a serving size. The cookies are delicious... Not too sweet, perfect size, simple."
"Do NOT alter the recipe!!! If you make the recipe exactly as described, you end up with thick drop butter cookies that have the special unique texture of Pecan Sandies. Do not roll them in sugar, press them flat with a glass, or add extra ingredients or it will ruin the crisp outside/tender inside texture. If you do it exactly as the recipe states, they are the perfect butter cookie. Not too sweet, very mild flavor, and perfect with a cup of coffee. They have that perfect Pecan Sandies texture from the ingredients and drop method.This is a SIMPLE cookie, and it's perfection. Stop trying to jazz it up into something it's not meant to be. They're perfect as is, and I've eaten four of them already while baking the darn things!"
"I have had this recipe for several decades and they are excellent. My suggestions are: use corn oil, 1 1/2 t. vanilla and shape them into balls, place on ungreased cookie sheets and flatten with a glass dipped in sugar. I often make them for our church bake sale."
"These looked good and the texture is very good, crunchy but soft in the middle. Unfortunately that is all that is good about them. They taste so bland! I even doubled the amount of vanilla in them since I read some reviews that said the taste was bland. I was hesitant to make them since I read some bad reviews but when I looked at the number of good reviews that was in the majority. I only made 1/2 a batch so I'm glad I didn't waste too many ingredients. I even used real butter. I'll not make these again and I removed the recipe from my saved recipe box."
"Worst cookie I have ever made!! So dry and powdery!! Maybe I could add some liquid but I doubt I will ever make them again. Had to throw them all away because my family hated them too! Should have read the reviews!!!"
"I added cinnamon sugar on top before backing very good 5star"
"I tried this recipe and with a bit of tweaking my family loved it. The texture is fantastic. I made it according to the direction EXCEPT that I added a teaspoon of butter flavoring, an extra teaspoon of vanilla and a teaspoon of salt. That gave it the flavor many seem to think is missing. so with this tweaking I'm giving it 5 stars."
"This recipe is simple enough, but these are possibly the best looking, worst tasting cookies I have ever made. They do not deserve to be called "sugar" cookies. They are very bland tasting. As matter of fact, my husband tasted it, and handed it back to me. "These are terrible" was his response. There is not low enough star for me to rate these. : ("
"I would like to make these but wow! Why all the oil? Now could I replace the vegetable oil with coconut oil? I never buy vegetable oil. This recipe seems like so much oil!"