Amish Sugar Cookies Recipe
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Amish Sugar Cookies Recipe

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These easy-to-make cookies simply melt in your mouth! I've passed the recipe around to many friends. After I gave the recipe to my sister, she entered the cookies in a local fair and won the "best of show" prize! —Sylvia Ford, Kennett, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:30 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 30 servings


  • 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

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 233 calories, 14 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 108 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
Originally published as Amish Sugar Cookies in Country Extra July 1990, p45

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Reviewed May. 30, 2016

"I substituted 1tsp vanilla for 1/2vanilla & 1/2almond. Pretty good cookie, makes a lot. I still prefer the old fashioned sugar cookies you roll out & make with shortening or lard but these less time consuming and still good."

Reviewed May. 30, 2016

"My mother gave me this recipe more than 30 years ago. I flatten them w/a fork crossed and sprinkle the center w/colored sugar. I like to make them for Christmas w/green & red sugars. The butter is necessary, do not substitute. These are always a hit!! I bake all cookies at 350* Do Not over bake these cookies !!"

Reviewed May. 29, 2016

"These cookies are excellent, I've been making them for many years, there my daughter's favorite, just one exception to your recipe, I roll mines in granulated sugar before baking, I have made them without rolling in sugar, both ways are quite good, I think the sugar gives them an added crunch , this is a recipe to treasure."

Reviewed May. 11, 2016

"I made these last week, rave reviews and so easy. Makes a big batch to share. It's a keeper."

Reviewed May. 3, 2016

"These were unbelievably good! Easy to make but I would cut the amount of sugar a bit. My grandchildren loved them ! Terry (Bronxville NY)"

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