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Amish Sugar Cookies Recipe

This soft Amish Sugar Cookie Recipe takes you back to a simpler time and place. The perfect, simple cookie is here. Slightly adapted from the July 1990 issue of Taste of Home magazine.
Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 5 dozen
Author Dine & Dish


  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar


  • In the bowl of an electric stand mixer, beat the butter, oil, granulated sugar and confectioners' sugar together. Beat in the eggs until well blended and light in color. Add the vanilla and continue mixing on low.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and cream of tartar; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Mix just until all ingredients are incorporated.
  • Drop dough by small teaspoonfuls onto a Silpat or parchment lined baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.