Amish Sugar Cookies - 375 F

Amish sugar cookies, with colored sugar.

RECIPE: Amish Sugar Cookies

These easy-to-make cookies simply melt in your mouth! I've passed the recipe around to many friends. After I gave the recipe to my sister, she entered the cookies in a local fair and won the "best of show" prize! --Sylvia Ford, Kennett, Missouri

TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 10 min./batch


1 cup butter, softened

1 cup vegetable oil

1 cup sugar

1 cup confectioners' sugar

2 large eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon cream of tartar


  1. In a 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 375° until lightly browned, 8-10 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 5 dozen.

Test Kitchen Tips

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Jan. 2018. "Small teaspoonfuls" - I had good results with halving my purple scooper. And with six-plus cups of flour and sugar you'll get a lot of cookies.

Aug. 2019. 8 minutes seems to be about right for the nice light fluffy texture. They won't get brown on top, just a little on the bottom.

May 2021. With my melon baller, I got 102 cookies. But the dough came out crumbly, so I didn't roll them into balls or sugar them. Maybe a little less flour?