Soft Amish Sugar Cookies

These Soft Amish Sugar Cookies are hands-down my new favorite sugar cookies recipe. They’re so simple and melt-in-your-mouth delicious, you have to stop what you’re doing right now and make these!

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Soft Amish 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!!

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.

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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.

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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!

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And if you want to add sprinkles, go ahead.  Also, I’m a mess with sprinkles.

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Bake them up only until the edges are just slightly golden.

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Aren’t these sugar cookies unbelievably pretty??

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And if you’re not feeling the sprinkles go ahead and let your cookie be naked.

Naked cookies need love too.

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So NOW go make these Soft Amish Sugar Cookies, it’s the best soft sugar cookie recipe out there!

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Soft Amish Sugar Cookies

  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield Yield: 24 large cookies 1x
  • Category Category: Dessert
  • Method Method: Oven
  • Cuisine Cuisine: Amish

Description:

These Soft Amish Sugar Cookies are hands-down my new favorite sugar cookies recipe. They’re so simple and melt-in-your-mouth delicious, you have to stop what you’re doing right now and make these!


Ingredients:

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  3. In your mixing bowl cream together butter, oil and both sugars until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  4. Add in baking soda, cream of tartar and salt and mix in.
  5. Turn mixer to low and add in flour, mixing until combined.
  6. 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.
  7. Allow to cool for 3 minutes on baking sheet and transfer to wire rack to finish cooling.

Notes:

recipe adapted from Taste of Home Magazine

store airtight for up to 3 days

Keywords:: homemade sugar cookies recipe, easy sugar cookies recipe, best sugar cookies recipe, homemade sugar cookies, homemade sugar cookies recipe, soft sugar cookies recipe

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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!!**

 

Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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kitty
December 20, 2018 1:06 pm

I grew up with these cookies as a family recipe, only the original recipe of my childhood calls for vegetable shortening instead of butter. But butter is so much better! I never thought of using butter till I saw this recipe. The cookies are just awesome. So tender, yet crisp, they really do melt in your mouth. I flatten mine with the bottom of a drinking glass dipped in sugar rather than with a fork. It produces perfectly smooth, gorgeous cookies. These guys are too fragile to frost (if you did manage to spread frosting on without breaking them, they… Read more »

Amy
Amy
March 28, 2018 12:41 pm

I don’t normally post reviews but I just had to on this one. This is by far my family’s favorite sugar cookie. I have made several of your recipes and they all have been a hit. Thank you so much for sharing all of your wonderful recipes.

Elaine Gray
Elaine Gray
December 6, 2017 2:37 pm

I love the Amish cookie recipe, I made it years ago, so I was happy to find this one. I do add pecans though. Can you make this ahead & freez them for later? Going out of state for Christmas. & want to get baking done early!

Gail
Gail
August 20, 2017 10:29 am

I just made these. I have been looking forever for the best soft sugar cookie recipe and this is it!!!! Finally I am completely happy with this soft sugar cookie. Unbelievably the best ever. I made a half recipe and used the medium scoop. Got a little over 2 dozen. Thank you so much.

Sherrie
Sherrie
July 31, 2017 3:38 pm

I love sprinkles on the cookies. I use a cookie scoop and release the ball into my hand and then dip it into sprinkles. Easy! Love this way of decorating cookies.

Dez
Dez
June 18, 2017 6:50 pm

Delicious! this is a keeper I will bake these again

GreekPrincess80
GreekPrincess80
May 15, 2017 8:06 pm

These are the best! But I promise these are better with 3/4 teaspoon tartar. The texture is perfect!

GreekPrincess80
GreekPrincess80
May 15, 2017 8:05 pm

I’ve been making these for years! I promise that 3/4 teaspoon tartar is actually better with the texture!

Cori Jane
Cori Jane
December 12, 2016 12:47 pm

If you like a soft, “melty” (I don’t think that’s even a word, but oh well!) sugar cookie…look no further! Seriously, this recipe was so easy and the outcome is AWESOME. My husband isn’t much of a sweets person and he specifically asked for these this year when I started my Christmas baking. *QUESTION: many times I make cookie dough, roll out the cookies and freeze them so I can just pop them in the oven and bake at my convenience. Does anyone know if I can do this with this dough? I questioned it since the the dough is… Read more »

Mel Mure
Mel Mure
December 5, 2016 7:53 pm

Just made these cookies and OH EM GEEEEE I have never EVER made cookies this amazing before!!! They literally melt in your mouth. The texture is crazy! Thank you so much for the recipe!!!!! <3

Donna Carroll
Donna Carroll
November 28, 2016 4:24 pm

I make something very sinilar. Instead of buttee AND oil, i use 2 c Crisco shortening( not buttery one) and for the sugar, 2 c of powdered (no granulated) And NO eggs. Once on cookie sheet use a fork and make cris cross design. Add sprinkles. These will truely melt in your mouth.
ODpp

Amanda
Amanda
November 20, 2016 2:01 pm

these are delicious I grated up some dark chocolate and sprinkler on top when I removed form the over so good, thank you for sharing ! 🙂

avn
avn
October 12, 2016 4:34 pm

In the recipe, you say you used a tablespoon amount, but your large cookie scoop = 3 tablespoons. Which is the correct one? I’m so excited to try these cookies 🙂

Jill
Jill
August 31, 2016 10:15 am

I am not a huge oil fan…can you substitute melted butter for the oil? I have done that in other recipes successfully.

Andrea kistner
Andrea kistner
July 15, 2016 7:47 pm

Could I add cocoa to this to give a chocolate flavor?

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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