- 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 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!"
"Delicious! Lightly sweet, melts in your mouth - my son said they tasted like Christmas!!!"
"I read several of the reviews, both good and bad. I decided to try it because I thought it would be easy for my Cloverbud granddaughter to take to the Fair. It said it won best of show at a local fair. In all of my 50 plus years of baking cookies, this was the worst one I have ever made. I followed the recipe exactly and it is dry with a somewhat oily taste. Worst sugar cookie I ever had. Won't be making it again."
"Cannot keep them around. Roommate is addicted to them. Glad they are easy to make."
"Now one of our favorite cookies. I make exactly as recipe states ... then cut dough in half adding about a cup of chips to one half and rolling teaspoons of dough in cinnamon/sugar with other half. I like using 2 regular teaspoons to drop dough. That makes about 120 small cookies. The raw dropped cookie has an odd shape but baked come out perfectly round. Also the crispness is determined by how long I leave in oven - not too brown but comes out crunchy - not burnt. Thanks for a recipe my chocolate-chip eating husband loves better than Nestled chocolate chip cookies! These are so easy to make. Oh, when measuring dry ingredients, I measure extra into a container for the next time I make them."
"Based in all of the wonderful reviews, we were excited to give this recipe a try, as we really like sugar cookies. The texture of the cookie is ideal, but unfortunately the flavor lacked taste for us. Maybe trying some of the the other suggestions of manipulating the recipe with other extracts might help. We are willing to give it another try and see if that helps."