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.
Test Kitchen Tips
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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Aug 19, 2020
Everyone loves these cookies when I make them like thumbprints by adding icing on the top. Sometimes put lemon juice in the icing.
Aug 18, 2020
Yum! I cut this recipe in half and it still made a nice batch of cookies. I highly recommend adding a splash of almond extract—it really takes these sweets to the next level! The cookies are a bit crumbly, but still delicious. I could see adding a light frosting or using them to make ice cream sandwiches in the future.
Aug 18, 2020
I used the vanilla and a heaping teaspoon of almond flavoring and the cookies were great! I also rolled them in sugar the put them on the pan and flattened them because I didn't have the coarse sugar. I also left one pan not flattened and baked just a minute or so longer and they were great too! My grandson Boden gave them a thumbs up
Aug 17, 2020
It mentions Cream of Tartar in the kitchen tips, but not on the ingredient list with the measurement of how much much to add. How much Cream of Tartar is needed?
Aug 15, 2020
They need salt!
Aug 12, 2020
I have been making these cookies for a LONG time and I still get requests for the recipe! I add 1 tsp. almond extract, as suggested in the tips. I also vary it up with a orange or lemon zest and a little extract of the same flavor---delicious!! My youngest daughter says they are her favorite sugar cookie because they aren't as sweet as most others, too!! I'm warning you, though---you can't eat just 1, but we women know women have to eat 2 of anything swet or our hips don't stay even!! LOL Gommyof5
Aug 10, 2020
These sugar cookies are fabulous! I make them every year for friends at Christmas and I get nothing but raves. I personally think they are the best sugar cookies and I am a seasoned cook. I do not use the cream of tartar in the recipe. I prefer Crisco oil and I also add a tsp. of almond extract, as well as the vanilla. You need to chill the dough before baking at least 1 hour or overnight. Then roll pieces of dough into balls and flatten on cookie sheet with the bottom of a glass (dipped in sugar) to what ever size you decide for the cookie. You can sprinkle them with sparkling sugar before before baking, or decorate with icing after they are cooled. They make a very tender but crisp cookie.
Aug 7, 2020
We always made these at Christmas since I was small (1960's). Roll them in Tbls. size balls, slightly flatten with a drinking glass bottom coated with sugar. Bake and when removing them from the oven, immediately press a chocolate star in the center. Heck, don't wait for Christmas, they are delicious any time. These are not traditional sugar cookies, more like very tender, melt in your mouth shortbread.
Aug 7, 2020
I didn't notice that the ingredient list was missing the Cream of Tartar until I had mixed them up and found I didn't have any. They were ok, but would have liked the fluffier texture with CofT.
Jul 31, 2020
Flavor was good. I made as directed. I will not make again. The texture was more like a biscuit than a cookie. I like a chewy soft cookie with crispy edges. I shared these with coworkers (6 months ago) and they thought they were okay. My coworker made Sugar cookies a week later using his own recipe and everyone raved! This is an okay recipe but not the best.