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Amish Sugar Cookies

A soft, tender sugar cookie from church cookbooks across the country. This classic Amish Sugar Cookie recipe uses both butter and oil.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Additional Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Course: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Servings: 48 cookies
Calories: 142kcal


For the Cookies

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup oil (I used canola)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Eggs room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups all purpose flour see note below
  • 1 teaspoon cream of Tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda


  • Preheat oven to 350° F. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, oil, white sugar and powdered sugar until well combined and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla and beat for 1 minute
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cream of tartar and soda. Gradually add dry mixture to wet ingredients, and stir until well combined. .
  • Drop by teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheets. I use a 1 1/2 tablespoon cookie scoop. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until slightly golden brown.
  • Let cool slightly on cookie sheet before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Store tightly covered


Note on the flour: The original recipes I've found call for 4 to 4 1/2 cups flour. I find my cookies are great with 4 cups (spooned and leveled), but if yours spread too much in the oven, try adding up to 1/2 cup more flour, adding a few tablespoons at a time. (If you are going to attempt cut-out cookies, I would also add more flour).
If you make this recipe, leave me a rating and let me know how it went in the comments below.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 142kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 60mg | Potassium: 25mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 128IU | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg