AMISH SUGAR COOKIES

No-roll, no-cut, and no-chill Amish sugar cookies will become your go-to recipe for your next potluck or bake sale. This modern adaptation of Amish sugar cookies produces the softest, no-fuss sugar cookies that will ever come out of your oven, just like grandma used to make!

I have gotten so many questions about this recipe I thought I would answer then straight-away!

The Amish don’t use electricity, why does this recipe have a stand mixer? Simply put, I love the consistency and ease of utilizing my stand mixer. You can absolutely make these sugar cookies by hand, it will just require a bit of elbow grease.

Why do you call these “Amish”? My family has been making them for years. This specific Amish sugar cookie recipe originally came from an Amish cookbook, so that is where it gets its name. Versions of the sugar cookie have been around since the 1700’s and are said to have originated in Pennsylvania.

 

INGREDIENTS

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

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Pre-heat oven to 375°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter, oil, and sugars on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, scraping the sides as necessary.
  4. Reduce speed to medium and add the eggs, one at a time, mixing just until combined. Add the vanilla and mix until combined.
  5. Reduce speed to low and add the flour in three additions, scraping down the sides as necessary.
  6. Drop dough of two tablespoon each onto the baking sheet, spacing two inches apart.
  7. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, just until the edges begin to darken. Let cool on baking sheet.
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