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Amish Sugar Cookies

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Soft, chewy, and perfect for dunking in milk, these Amish sugar cookies are full of vanilla sweetness!

What is milk’s best friend? A soft, chewy cookie for sure. To be more exact, a batch of soft sugar cookies, with a couple cold glasses of milk is a great way to spend some family treat time.

Ingredients you need:

  • Butter
  • Vegetable oil
  • Granulated sugar
  • Powdered sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • Eggs
  • All purpose flour
  • Baking powder
  • Cream of tartar
cookies with a glass of milk

Equipment you’ll need:

How to make these easy sugar cookies

  1. Preheat oven.
  2. Mix butter, oil, sugars and vanilla in large bowl.
  3. Whisk flour, baking powder and cream of tartar in separate bowl.
  4. Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.
  5. Scoop batter onto baking sheets with parchment paper.
  6. Bake, then allow to cool.
  7. Frost if desired.
Cookies on a wire cooling rack

What makes these cookies super soft?

The addition of the oil plus the butter is one of the reasons these cookies are so soft. The extra secret is that you will take them out of the oven just before they are done baking. Allow them to cool for 2 minutes on the baking sheet, before moving to wire racks.

This allows the cookies to finish baking, without direct heat that may cause them to burn or overcook. Nice, soft, chewy cookies are the result.

Tips for making these sugar cookies your own:

  • Roll the cookie dough balls in cinnamon sugar before baking.
  • Add food coloring to the dough to create different colors.
  • Frost with your favorite icing.
cookies on a wire cooling rack

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Amish Sugar Cookies

Soft, with loads of vanilla flavor and perfect for dunking in milk.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Servings 48 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar for sprinkling on cookies
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 & 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375F.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the butter, vegetable oil, sugar, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time until combined. Set aside.

  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and cream of tartar. Add half of the flour mixture to the wet mixture and beat just until combined. Add the remaining flour and beat until all flour is combined, but do not over mix.

  4. Scoop the batter into 1 to 1 ½ inch balls onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper.

  5. Sprinkle the top of each cookie with a pinch of granulated sugar.

  6. Bake the cookies at 375F for 8-10 minutes, until they begin to lightly brown around the edges.

  7. Remove the cookies from the baking sheet with a spatula and cool slightly on a wire cooling rack.

Recipe Notes

Tips for making these sugar cookies your own:

  • Roll the cookie dough balls in cinnamon sugar before baking.

  • Add food coloring to the dough to create different colors.

  • Frost with your favorite icing.

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