Amish Sugar Cookies
Total TimePrep: 10 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
Makesabout 5 dozen
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
- 2 large Nellie’s Free Range 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° until lightly browned, 8-10 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.
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Nutrition Facts1 cookie: 117 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 48mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
Jul 12, 2018
Wait, whoops, I actually made 102 sugar cookies, not 192 cookies! My darn math skills are bad.
May 20, 2018
Best sugar cookies I've ever had! I'm not a fan of sugar cookies. They're always just ok. I chose this recipe to make with my daughter as I had all the ingredients. We cut it in half (unfortunately) and created both a lemon sugar zest and a grapefruit sugar zest (idea from another reviewer) Absolutely incredible. The grapefruit is my favorite and we will be making a double batch next weekend. Thank you for your delicious recipe
May 14, 2018
Becky...... Find a hobby... enjoy life......eat cookies.....Maybe you will find some happiness instead of being bitter about everything
May 5, 2018
I will make these again but will bake for a shorter time so they are a bit more moist. I appreciate that they are not cloyingly sweet. By end of the batch I learned that I liked using a larger scoop and flattening slight before topping with sprinkles or colored sugar. Very tender cookie. I will freeze some too and I think they will freeze well.
May 2, 2018
These were the best sugar cookies ever! I froze most for later, like I do with most other cookie recipes. That way you have a few today and a few in a month or two. We didn't frost ours, but I will consider it, as I also keep premade frosting in small containers in the freezer. Homemade is always the best. We've become a world of buying flavorless junk in the stores, instead of making a better item.
Apr 28, 2018
Amazing cookies - easy to make, not too sweet, just right!
Apr 26, 2018
Excellent cookies. To reviewer Brian: then don't make them OR EAT them! Move on to something else instead of carping about the recipe. Have some celery sticks for a "treat".
Apr 26, 2018
When I saw how much flour was in the cookies I decided to make 1/2 batch. I also added lemon zest (one whole lemon) and 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice. I moved the oven rack up one notch and baked for nine minutes. I used a mini ice cream scoop type of spoon to make them even sizes. They turned out soft, fluffy and full of flavor. I frosted them (powdered sugar/butter/vanilla/milk mixture). Added sprinkles for fun look. Yield was 56 cookies. These are excellent.
Apr 14, 2018
Just put first tray in oven. Sure smell good. Vety simple to make. Husband couldn't wait for them to cool to try. They were good! Will make them again plus put my own twist on them.
Apr 13, 2018
These are no doubt very good. The entire recipe has 6,714 calories in it. Add the the frosting that some people mention and that piles on an additional 3,616 calories for a total of 10,330.
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