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, room temperature
- 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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Mar 20, 2020
I have made these several times and they are great. Not too sweet and they melt in your mouth. Thanks for a great recipe!
Mar 14, 2020
These are the best sugar cookies I've ever put in my mouth! I did add a teaspoon of salt in my second batch and wow! Makes a lot of cookies, but it needs to because they don't last long! I had enough to freeze some as well as share with friends and family. Everyone raved about them!
Feb 25, 2020
I wish I’d read through the reviews prior to making these. Very bland-I think salt would be needed.
Feb 13, 2020
This is my signature cookie! They are wonderful. My secret to really put them over the top is the following frosting : powdered sugar, cream, your favorite jello powder (I often use one of these cherry, strawberry, or grape). Directions: I'm afraid I don't measure just add till the right consistency 1. mix powdered sugar, splash of cream and jello powder to taste. 2. Beat, taste and spread on cookies. People just beg me to make these. They are absolutely addicting! For holidays I sprinkle with the appropriate colored sprinkles.
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!