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Amish Sugar Cookies

Today I went to the boys’ school for their Teacher/Staff Appreciation Luncheon. That is what I made the cookies for yesterday. They were a hit at the luncheon and were all gone when I left, guess I should have made more (I sent 2 dozen to school and 1 dozen to work with Richard). sugar_01

These cookies are so yummy. They melt in your mouth and just taste… yum!

sugar_02Amish Sugar Cookies

Adapted from The Gold Lining Girl


  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. cream of tartar


  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter, oil, and sugars until combined.

  2. Beat in eggs and vanilla.

  3. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar.

  4. Gradually add flour mixture to the butter mixture, beating until just combined after each addition. Do not over mix.

  5. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.

  6. Drop dough by small teaspoonfuls onto baking sheets.

  7. Bake at 375 for 8-11 minutes, or until edges and bottoms are lightly browned.

  8. Remove to wire racks to cool.


This time, I put my dough into the fridge for 30-40 minutes. This just firmed it up a bit and the cookies held their shape really well. I then had to increase my bake time to about 11-13 min.


I feel like I’ve posted a LOT of food posts this week. I still have one more coming soon about another Alton Brown Recipe. I don’t think of myself as a food blogger, but when you have good recipes/dishes… you have to share. Right?!?



7 thoughts on “Amish Sugar Cookies

    1. as a middle school teacher, you must not get much from parents at all. I find myself sending in less and less each year as my sons get more and more teachers. I know it isn’t fair, but it just is


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