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Watch Us Make: Amish Sugar Cookies

Our quick video shows you how simple it is to make melt-in-your-mouth Amish sugar cookies with blue-ribbon perfection.

By Rachel Seis, Associate Editor

Watch Us Make: Amish Sugar CookiesIt's easy to bake up these subtly sweet cookies—but it's hard to stop at eating just one!


There's just no beating a fresh-from-the-oven cookie made the old fashioned way. We're talking a recipe that uses simple ingredients and even simpler steps to bake. These soft and buttery Amish Sugar Cookies from Sylvia Ford of Kennett, Missouri do just the trick. They're the perfect cross between a sugar and shortbread cookie, with a melt-in-your-mouth texture that's hard to resist. Take it from Sylvia, who's gained a lot of fans after sharing her recipe: "After I gave the recipe to my sister, she entered the cookies in a local fair and won the 'best of show' prize!"

After one bite, you'll see why they're blue-ribbon worthy. They're light and airy with a crisp outside and soft center. Their not-too-sweet flavor is subtle and light, so don't be surprised if you finding yourself grabbing for just one more. These tasty little cookies are perfect on holiday dessert trays, but they're really a delicious addition to any type of get-together. Try them out at backyard cookouts, family reunions, game-day parties or for an after-dinner delight. The recipe makes about five dozen cookies, so they're perfect for sharing, just like these other favorite potluck desserts to feed a crowd.