Mrs. Claus' Cookbook - Amish Sugar Cookies

Amish Sugar Cookies

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From the kitchen of Joseph & Michelle Salerno

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Recipe Details

Bake Time:
10-12 minutes
Tags: Fun to make with kids, Good for parties/potlucks, Kid friendly, Travels well


1 cup sugar
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine
1 cup cooking oil
2 eggs
4 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 375 degrees.

  2. Combine sugars, butter and oil, beat well.

  3. Add eggs and mix well.

  4. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, cream of tartar and vanilla.

  5. Cover with plastic wrap and put in the refrigerator overnight.

  6. Make into small balls and flatten slightly with a fork.

  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Do not over bake.


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Ammagriz says:

I love these cookies, they are among my favourite cookies for the holiday season, whether decorated or plain.

10/28/2021 7:34:06 PM

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5/10/2014 11:54:31 AM

etchmenow says:

Our favorite cookie to frost and decorate for seasonal treats. They are crispy and tender without frosting.

11/24/2012 5:43:47 PM

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