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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Oct 27, 2018
I thought these cookies had great old fashioned flavor. I made half the recipe and ended up with about two dozen cookies. With powdered sugar on top, they resemble Mexican wedding cookies but softer. I prepared them exactly as in the recipe and the flavor was great. I would clarify, for less experienced bakers, shape them or decorate with sprinkles BEFORE you bake them. Two thumbs up!
Oct 20, 2018
These cookies are excellent but there is an error in the recipe. There always needs to be salt in a recipe, even just a pinch. I added 1/2 tsp of salt and they were perfect. My husband loved them too and he's picky. They are buttery and crispy, not soft. They are almost like a shortbread cookie, only lighter. I am a huge fan and will be making them again for my in-laws who are from PA dutch country and they love amish food.
Oct 8, 2018
Has anyone tried adding chocolate chips to the recipe?
Oct 1, 2018
I really emjoyed love these cookeis! They are fairly easy to mix together, and they don't have to be chilled before baking so are a good cookie to make on the spur of the moment. They are a bit plain on their own, so I like adding a frosting once they are baked and cooled.
Jul 26, 2018
My go to cookie and everyone ask for the recipe. Great cookie!
Jul 25, 2018
I was excited to try these cookies based on the review, I would not make them again. They were extremely dry and did not have much flavor.
Jul 24, 2018
modestcook comments like yours are unneeded. No one appointed you sugar police, if you don't like don't make it and DON'T comment.
Jul 23, 2018
I make this cookie recipe all the time. They melt in your mouth, they are so good.
Jul 23, 2018
Jul 23, 2018
Sounds like a heart attack waiting to happen!