Amish Sugar Cookies

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Sharon Morgan

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@sharon78070

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!

Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

Comments:
Serves:
7 dozen
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
1 Hr 10 Min

Ingredients

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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
-
extra sugar

How to Make Amish Sugar Cookies

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.

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