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Amish Sugar Cookies


Perfect sugar cookie recipe. Browned on the edges, but soft and delicious centers.

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


Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 20mins
Adapted from


Step 1

In 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.

Drop by small teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets.

Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Yield: about 5 dozen.

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