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These soft Amish sugar cookies are buttery and rich yet only need a handful of pantry staples to make a delicious batch.
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  1. Amish Sugar Cookies Ingredients
  2. How to Make This Amish Sugar Cookies Recipe
  3. How To Serve
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These Amish sugar cookies are soft and melt in your mouth. With just a few basic pantry staples, the simple yet delicious cookies is one recipe you most definitely do not want to miss, and you will find yourself reaching for just one more.

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Amish Sugar Cookies Ingredients

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You’ll need:

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

ALMOND EXTRACT: You could also add almond extract for extra flavor in these old-fashioned sugar cookies.

How to Make This Amish Sugar Cookies Recipe

STEP ONE: Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set them aside.

OUR RECIPE DEVELOPER SAYS

The parchment paper is optional. Some cookies will spread differently when cooked on parchment paper, but there is no difference with this recipe. Parchment paper makes cleanup a breeze, but you can also bake the cookies right on your ungreased cookie sheets.

STEP TWO: In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together butter, vegetable oil, granulated sugar, and powdered sugar.

STEP THREE: Add the eggs and vanilla and beat for 2 minutes longer, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.

eggs and vanilla combined in a measuring cup

STEP FOUR: Mix together flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar in a separate bowl.

STEP FIVE: With the mixer running on low speed, add the dry ingredients a couple of spoonfuls at a time until the dough is evenly combined. 

PRO TIP:

The cookie dough does not need to be chilled. It does not make a difference in the spread or consistency of these cookies, but if you want to chill the dough, go ahead! You can also simply mix and scoop right onto the baking sheets.

flour mixture added to the egg mixture and combined in a measuring cup

STEP SIX: Use a cookie scoop to drop spoonfuls of the dough onto prepared baking sheets. Bake for 7 to 8 minutes until just lightly golden brown on the bottom edges.

PRO TIP:

Oven temperatures vary and may need to be recalibrated periodically to ensure they are accurate. Make sure to check your cookies at the lower end of the recommended baking time.

baked Amish Sugar Cookies on a baking dish

STEP SEVEN: Transfer baked cookies to a wire rack to cool. 

How To Serve

Enjoy a plate of these sweet cookies along with a warm mug of homemade hot chocolate or a pumpkin spice latte. They would also be a wonderful surprise as a homemade gift for friends or family, wrapped in a decorative box with a pretty bow.

For a couple more vintage cookie recipes, our peanut butter cookies and soft gingerbread cookies are both sweet treats that you will enjoy.

Storage

ON THE COUNTER: Store Amish cookies in an airtight container for up to 5 days at room temperature. 

IN THE FREEZER: You can also freeze these easy cookies for up to 3 months.

a close up shot of Amish Sugar Cookies stacked on top of each other and with one having a bite taken out

These melt-in-your-mouth sugar cookies are made with basic ingredients, and while they are a simple recipe, they have plenty of fantastic flavor. Share them with friends if you have any left after you give them a try.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can these cookies be cut into shapes using a cookie cutter?

While this simple sugar cookie can be cut into shapes, it is a tricky dough to work with, so we would suggest trying something a little different such as our no-spread sugar cookies if you would like to cut out shapes.

Can I frost these cookies?

These traditional Amish sugar cookies have plenty of ways you can customize them, from the addition of flavored extract to sweet frosting on top to dress them up.

Will these cookies keep long in the freezer?

This easy recipe will freeze well and last in the freezer for up to three months.

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These soft Amish sugar cookies are buttery and rich yet only need a handful of pantry staples to make a delicious batch.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes
Servings 50

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set them aside.
  • In the bowl of a standing mixer, beat together butter, vegetable oil, granulated sugar, and powdered sugar.
  • Add the eggs and vanilla and beat for 2 minutes longer, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  • Mix together flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar in a separate bowl.
  • With the mixer running on low speed, add the flour mixture a couple of spoonfuls at a time until the dough is evenly combined.
  • Use a cookie dough scoop to drop spoonfuls of the dough onto prepared baking sheets. Bake for 7 to 8 minutes until just lightly golden brown on the bottom edges.
  • Transfer baked cookies to cooling racks.

Notes

  • The parchment paper is optional. Some cookies will spread differently when cooked on parchment paper, but there is no difference with this recipe. Parchment paper makes cleanup a breeze, but you can also bake the cookies right on your ungreased cookie sheets.
  • The cookie dough does not need to be chilled. Chilling the dough does not make a difference in the spread or consistency of these cookies, but if you want to chill the dough, go ahead! You can also simply mix and scoop right onto the baking sheets.
  • Oven temperatures vary and may need to be recalibrated periodically to ensure they are accurate. Make sure to check your cookies at the lower end of the recommended baking time.

Nutrition

Calories: 102kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.001g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 68mg | Potassium: 27mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 173IU | Vitamin C: 0.01mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg
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