Amish Sugar Cookies have a long history in America; they hail from an Amish cookbook and might have been around since the colonial period. There really is something classic about them: a melt-in-your-mouth confection with buttery richness in each golden-brown bite. Two different sugars make sure the cookies serve up a truly enchanting sweetness. Amish Sugar Cookies call back to simpler times; they don’t need fancy frostings or elaborate flavors. They’re good old-fashioned sweetness that feels new again!

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


Step 1 –Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Step 2 –In a large bowl, beat the butter, the oil, the sugar, and the confectioners’ sugar.

Step 3 –Beat the eggs into the sugar mixture until well-blended.

Step 4 –Beat the vanilla into the egg mixture.

Step 5 –Combine the flour, the baking soda, and the cream of tartar in a separate bowl.

Step 6 –Gradually add the flour mixture into the egg mixture.

Step 7 –Drop the dough in small teaspoon-sized clumps onto ungreased baking sheets.

Step 8 –Bake until the cookies are lightly browned, about 8-10 minutes.

Step 9 –Transfer the cookies to wire racks to cool.

Step 10 –Serve.