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Monday, July 31, 2017

Amish Sugar Cookies

it's no secret around here that i loooooove cookies
i mean put a slice a cake in front of me and i'm like no thank you.
donuts are good, but i'm partial (like religiously partial) to Krispy Kreme
and since there's no KK here in upstate ... well then there's not too much donut consumption happening :( but cookies ... give me cookies everyday anyday and i'm so happy 
like really happy - weirdly happy :)
i digress alot

scrolling the insta last week and stopped dead in my tracks for these

there's so many good things about taste of home so i'm always inclined to try their recipes
and man these did not disappoint! they were so good we made a double batch

and then we made them again

the second time around i realized we were out of cream of tartar - and after a little research on the world wide web i learned that baking powder is a combination of cream of tartar and baking soda (how did we ever live without google?) so i substituted the baking soda and cream of tartar with 2 teaspoons of baking powder and we actually liked that batch better than the first! a very slight difference really but lotsa cookie experts over here at out house so we can tell these things :)

these bake up so light and fluffy, they practically melt in your mouth if you eat them after a few minutes out of the oven ... two things i always do when baking cookies: 1.use parchment paper ALWAYS. it just makes for better cookie bottoms & 2. use a cookie scoop ALWAYS it makes for perfectly shaped cookies and all uniform in shape & size. both of those items are #gamechangers trust me.

this batch was going in a glass cookie jar from walmart
and over to a friends new house that she just moved in to ♥

cut some ribbon from my stash and wrote home sweet home on a paint swatch

it's always the simple little things that we have laying around
that make the best unexpected gifts dont you think? 

make these cookies guys! i know you will love them as much as we do
much love ♥

print recipe

Amish Sugar Cookies
(adapted from Taste of
  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspons baking powder
- With the paddle attachment of an electric mixer cream butter, oil and sugars- Add eggs & vanilla mix until blended well- In a separate bowl combine flour & baking powder then gradually add to creamed mixture- Using a 1.5 inch cookie scoop, drop batter onto parchment lined cookie sheets- Bake @ 375 (or @350 with a convection oven) for 8-10 minutes or until bottom edges are golden brown- Let cool for one to two minutes then transfer to a wire cooling rack. Yeilds approx 5 dozen
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 5 dozen


  1. I agree ... cookies for the win! Can't wait to try these.

  2. I love a good, soft sugar cookie. Much rather have a good cookie than cake.
    Sometimes I will substitute lemon extract in place of the vanilla and adding some lemon zest.
    Also, at times I will chill the dough, roll in balls and then roll in granulated sugar then placing on baking sheet to bake.
    Cookie baking tomorrow :}

  3. These look delicious. Do you use unsalted butter? Thanks for sharing.


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