These Soft Amish Sugar Cookies are hands-down my new favorite cookie. So simple and melt-in-your-mouth delicious I can’t even stand it!
Stop what you are doing right now and make these cookies.
I mean, after you read this post, of course.
Here’s the thing, I’ve found my new favorite cookie.
And yes, I know this happens like twice a month…Sorry.
But for real this time.
My other favorite soft sugar cookie recipe is definitely a keeper…it’s not going anywhere in my cookie Rolodex. But it’s different than this recipe. That one is more of a “Lofthouse” Style that holds up to a huge swirl of frosting.
This recipe is no-frosting-needed. Did you actually hear me say that? No frosting?
Now, I don’t actually know if this recipe came from the Amish. But we’re gonna all pretend that it did, because that just makes it seems more old-fashioned-y and nostalgic. Plus, the Amish have lots of time to think up the best recipes because they’re not constantly checking Instagram and searching for new Emoji.
Ok, that’s not true. They are so busy making their own soap and quilting, that cookies are probably an after-thought.
Oh and can we talk about Amish Mafia for a sec? NO cookies are getting made on that show, I can assure you.
Anyhow. These cookies…they are so melt in your mouth good, it’s unreal. I am seriously in love with them.
They aren’t cakey, but thick and perfect.
Don’t over-bake, though.. that could be a disaster!
One special thing about this recipe is that it includes 1 cup of vegetable oil along with 1 cup of butter.
Health food, they are not.
And also a little bit of Cream of Tartar! Cheers to another use for my COT!
I used my large cookie scoop to make these the perfect size and height. If you don’t have a cookie scoop, here’s the link to my favorite!
And if you want to add sprinkles, go ahead. Also, I’m a mess with sprinkles.
Bake them up only until the edges are just slightly golden.
Aren’t they unbelievably pretty??
And if you’re not feeling the sprinkles go ahead and let your cookie be naked.
Naked cookies need love too.
So NOW go make these!
- 1 cup butter., room temperature
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cream of tartar
- ½ tsp salt
- 4½ cups flour
- *optional sprinkles to garnish
- Preheat oven to 350°
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
- In your mixing bowl cream together butter, oil and both sugars until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
- Add in baking soda, cream of tartar and salt and mix in.
- Turn mixer to low and add in flour, mixing until combined.
- Using a large cookie scoop (3 tablespoons) dough onto lined baking sheet. Add sprinkles now if desired. Bake for 10-12 minutes until edges just start to golden.
- Allow to cool for 3 minutes on baking sheet and transfer to wire rack to finish cooling.
store airtight for up to 3 days
**NOTE** When I first posted this recipe I left out the eggs on the printable recipe as an oversight. The recipe is corrected now. Thank you so much for the emails letting me know!!**
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