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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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!
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.