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.
Aug 18, 2019
First, if you are looking for a crispy cookie this is not for you. I just made these today according to the recipe and added a bit of pure almond extract as suggested in the editors notes. I put sugar on half and on the other half I also added a little cinnamon (can you say snickerdoodle :-) For a fluffy
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?
May 26, 2019
Half of the ingredients are missing ...
May 11, 2019
Made these 5/11/19 Followed recipe but added zest of a large lemon (could use more) whisked in flour mixture also used 1 teaspoon of lemon extract. First 2 dozen very small cookies so used about 1 tablespoon full for next 3 dozen turned out great and went faster:) also sprinkled Dermata sugar on he last three dozen. Will make again great Sugar cookies! Also let butter get real soft as suggested in comments.
May 3, 2019
I've been making these for years and they are awesome. You can change the flavor by adding different extracts like lemon or almond. Delicious!