These Soft Amish Sugar Cookies are hands-down my new favorite sugar cookie recipe. So simple and melt-in-your-mouth delicious I can’t even stand it! Stop what you are doing right now and make these soft sugar cookies!
I’ve developed quite the sugar cookie collection here on my site, but I definitely feel they all serve different purposes. If you’re looking for a Cut Out Sugar Cookie recipe, that’s one thing…or if you’re looking for a frosted sugar cookie, that’s another… but if you’re looking for the BEST soft (no fuss) sugar cookie recipe, you are in the right place!!
Soft Amish Sugar Cookies
Now, I don’t actually know if this sugar cookie 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 or falling down a youtube rabbit hole.
These Amish sugar cookies are so melt in your mouth good, it’s unreal. I am seriously in love with them. They aren’t cakey, just thick and perfect…everything you want a sugar cookie recipe to be!
Make sure not to over-bake these sugar cookies though…you can bake out the magic. It’s a fact.
How to make Soft Amish Sugar Cookies
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! This helps with the leavening of these cookies and gives them the perfect texture.
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 these sugar cookies 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 Soft Amish Sugar Cookies, it’s the best soft sugar cookie recipe out there!
Looking for more sugar cookie recipes? Try these:
makes 24 large cookies
- 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
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 4 1/2 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.
recipe adapted from Taste of Home Magazine
store airtight for up to 3 days
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**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!!**