Grandma's Amish Cookies



Every time we went to grandma's she would have a tin of these cookies in the cupboard. I usually make them at Christmas and use colored sugars in place of white sugar when I flatten them. I dare you to eat just one!

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We adored these cookies! Simple ingredients and a delicious result. The texture of the cookies is almost air-like but crisp at the same time. They're sweet, but not overly sweet or rich. A fantastic cookie for a cookie exchange or Christmas favor, but don't limit these to Christmastime. We can see these being addictive and going back to the cookie jar for just one more (many times). The Test Kitchen


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15 Min
10 Min


  • 1 c
  • 2
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 c
  • 1 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1 c
    butter, room temperature
  • 4 1/2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp

How to Make Grandma's Amish Cookies


  1. Blend liquids and butter.
  2. Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl.
  3. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients.
  4. Mix well.
  5. Scoop out in teaspoons to cookie sheet.
  6. Flatten with sugared glass bottom.
  7. Bake at 375 for 12 minutes.
  8. Don't let them get too brown.

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About Grandma's Amish Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American

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