Amish Sugar Cookies
Total TimePrep: 10 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
Makesabout 5 dozen
- 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
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 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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Jan 12, 2020
I sometimes break the dough into 3 parts and use food coloring to make “tie-dyed” cookies, putting some of the 3 colors into each cookie. If I really want to get fancy, I dip them in large-granule sugar before baking.
Jan 12, 2020
My go recipie for sugar cookies. Always tender and tasty. Like other reviewers I add a teaspoon of salt to bring out flavors. The flavorings I use are 1 teaspoon vanilla and 2 teaspoons LoriAnn Princess Cake and Cookie flavoring. Everyone always raves about the taste of these cookies. The Princess flavoring is unique and suited for sugar cookies.
Dec 29, 2019
I’ve used the same recipe for years. This one is missing 1tsp. Salt. That is why some say they are bland. I also use 1 1/2 tsp. Vanilla. I roll them in balls and press down with a glass dipped in sugar.
Dec 16, 2019
Add 1/2 teaspoon of almond extract and they are so good. Sometimes I drop the cookie in granulated sugar then bake. I also do a Christmas version by adding the half teaspoon of almond extract and a little oral or 1/4 of a teaspoon of peppermint extract then drop the cookie in candy canes bits before baking.
Nov 19, 2019
Excellent cookie. Very good with a little powder sugar glaze.
Nov 18, 2019
good recipie...i added crushed walnuts, really good!
Nov 16, 2019
Not much flavor even added pumpkin spice. Texture is not very good either tried less time. Won't make again.
Nov 2, 2019
I made these for my son’s high school graduation party. I can’t tell you how many people asked me who made them (as in a bakery) and then subsequently asked me for the recipe. I’m not a big sugar cookie fan but these are awesome. So easy to decorate too.
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!