Amish Sugar Cookies

Sharon Morgan

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This is my all-time favorite sugar cookie recipe. It comes from the "Farm Journal's Best-Ever Cookies" book by Patricia A Ward (c) 1980. I make them every year at Christmas and decorate with various colored sugar. The texture is like a shortbread. Yummy!


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Serves:

7 dozen

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

1 Hr 10 Min

Ingredients

4-1/2 c
sifted flour
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
cream of tartar
1 c
butter or regular margarine
1 c
cooking oil
1 c
sugar
1 c
sifted powdered sugar
2
eggs
1 tsp
vanilla
1 c
chopped walnuts
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extra sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

1
**Sift together flour, baking soda and cream of tartar; set aside. Cream together butter, oil, 1 cup sugar and 1 cup powdered sugar in mixing bowl until light and fluffy, using electric mixer at medium speed. Add eggs, one at ta time, beating well after each addition. Blend in vanilla.
**Gradually stir dry ingredients into creamed mixture, mixing well. Add walnuts and stir to incorporate evenly.
**Drop mixture by rounded teaspoonfuls, about 3' apart on greased baking sheets. Grease the bottom of a glass and dip into extra sugar. Flatten dough with the sugared glass.
**Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes, or until lightly browned around the edges. Remove from baking sheets; cool on racks.
2
**Note** I form dough balls about 1-1/2 inches in diameter instead of dropping by teaspoonfuls. It saves time because I can make all the balls and have them ready to place on the sheets as I rotate them in and out of the oven.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies