Amish Sugar Cookies

I think I need to find a few more Amish style recipes – the last two I’ve tried have been fabulous! Awhile back, I was looking for a sugar cookie recipe since Jesse wasn’t a fan of the one I had. As I was looking, I came across this recipe over at Taste of Home and I noticed it used powdered sugar instead of the run of the mill coarse sugar. I was intrigued and since Jesse’s #1 complaint was the cookies weren’t light and fluffy, I thought I would give it a try.

Oh my god were these wonderful. They were perfect and I seriously can’t wait to make them again.

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup vegetable oil
1 cup sugar
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cream of tartar


  1. In 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.
  2. Drop by small teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375В° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Yield: about 5 dozen.

Nutrition Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 233 calories, 14 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 108 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

January 14, 2011 В· jackie В· No Comments
Posted in: Cookies & Fudge

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