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 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.
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Sep 21, 2019
Love this recipe- I bring them to work and they are always a huge hit. I do add 1/2 tsp of salt. I make a variation of this cookie buy adding candied pecans and topping the cookie with a whole candied pecan half. Yum!
Sep 19, 2019
I love these cookies, my personal favorite. Make a glaze or a frosting and it sends them over the top!
Sep 8, 2019
Really enjoyed this recipe, super easy to make and as per the other comments it's easy to add in additional flavours. I broke it into 3 batches, 1st as per the recipe, 2nd with coconut through them and 3rd batch had almonds and raisins. All delicious, great recipe to play about with. Thanks.
Aug 19, 2019
It looks like my review didn't come thru complete
Aug 7, 2019
I haven't actually made these yet, but wanted to answer Jersey's question from June 4, 2019. I realize it's too late to help for that date, but if anyone else ever gets caught without cream of tartar, you should know that baking powder (which most bakers are likely to have on hand) consists of 2 parts cream of tartar and 1 part baking soda. So, for this recipe, you could use 1-1/2 teaspoons of baking powder PLUS 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda.
Jul 21, 2019
Very soft and VERY bland. The taste is floury with not much else. I added chocolate fudge frosting to try to help them out. Will not use again and will go back to my stand by sugar cookie recipe.
Jul 14, 2019
Made per the recipe - no substitutions. Loved these! Slightly crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. Used a small melon-baller-scoop thingy and it made well over 6 dozen. Will make again!
Jun 6, 2019
These are so easy and my kids ate them as they came out of the oven should have doubled the recipe
Jun 4, 2019
Can you use coconut oil or olive oil in place of vegetable oil?
Jun 4, 2019
I rated 5 stars after reading other reviews. I would love to make these today, it's nice and cool for the oven, but I don't have cream of tartar and can't get to a store. Will anything else work?