Aunt Sandra’s Easy Amish Sugar Cookies

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Aunt Sandra’s Amish Sugar cookies

My boyfriend’s aunt is an incredible baker and so is her daughter. They live out in Florida and would mail his grandmother cookies for the holidays. One day she decided to ask them to give her the recipe to these delicious sugar cookies so that I could start baking them for her (no pressure right?) They were simple enough to bake and really were tasty. Amish sugar cookies are slightly different from your garden variety sugar cookies. These are cookies are nice, delicate, and a little crisp, perfect to drink with a glass of milk or tea and they are not overly sweet. Oh and so you know Chris’s grandmother told me that somehow they were not as good as when Sandra made them (she said this as she was eating about 6 of them in one sitting and yes all the cookies were eaten). Even though I could not figure out how to make these exactly like Sandra does they tasted pretty darn good.

~Happy Baking~


1 Cup sugar
1 Cup margarine (2 sticks)
1 Cup oil
1 Cup Confectioners. Sugar
2 Eggs
4 Cup flour
1 Tsp Baking Soda
1 Tsp Cream of tartar
1 Tsp vanilla extract

1.Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bow beat sugar, margarine, oil, confectioners’ sugar together until it is creamy. Then mix in eggs and vanilla, beat well.

2. In another bowl combine the flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar.  Mix together and combine with creamed mixture in the larger bowl.

3. Drop by 1 teaspoon on ungreased cookie sheet 1″ apart. Flatten the tops of the dough with a glass dipped on sugar. If you are having problems getting the sugar to stay on the glass just roll your ball of cookie dough in sugar and then flatten them slightly. 

4. Bake 10-12 minutes or until it’s just golden.

*makes 6 dozen


About Eunice

I like to joke that I am "a well of useless information" but for once I can share that information with people that might want to listen. I love trying new things and now I have an audience to share it with...hopefully. I hope you enjoy what you read :)

Posted on January 14, 2014, in Desserts, Recipes and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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