Recipe by GREMLIN
"Big, soft, Amish sugar cookies, called sugar 'cakes'."
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butter flavored shortening
1 1/2 teaspoons
3 1/2 cups
cream of tartar
This is very similar to a recipe my family has been using since before I was born! Use a tsp instead of a tbsp of baking soda, omit the cream of tarter, and replace the shortening with butter, and you will have the most delicious and dreamy sugar cookie ever!
These cookies are tasty but not wonderful. I would recommend halving the recipe. It was like the never ending bowl of batter. I must have already made 60 cookies and then just dumped the remainder of the batter into a brownie pan for pan cookies. The recipe said it made 30 cookies but they must have been the size of pie plates in that case. I was also worried about how runny the batter was but it did turn out fine, the batter doesn't spread much. Good but not great in my opinion.
As a fan of soft cookies, I thought these were really good. If you leave them in the oven too long, they will be hard -- pull them out too early and they fall apart. You can tell the cookies are just done enough when the tops no longer glisten.
this recipe is excellent, these were the best sugar cookies i have ever made. i didn't have buttermilk, so i used 1 Tbsp vinegar and 1 cup milk instead, and they were still so very chewey and tasty! I recommend this to everyone.
These have been my favorite cookies since I was a little girl. So light and not too sweet. My recipe calls for 4 cups of flour and the batter is perfect. I also just use milk soured with 1 Tblsp or lemon juice instead of the buttermilk. We like to use red or green sugar for the sprinkles on top at Christmas, red for valentines day, green for St Patty's day, and orange for halloween. These are the cookies of choice for my three kids and husband. The absolute BEST coffee cookie!
these are fabulous! they are huge and soft and puffy! the batch makes about a thousand cookies so i chilled 1/2 for later but ended up making them anyways because my husband and i couldnt stop eating them! chill before scooping for easier handling. i will be making these often! try them, you'll love them too! might be good w/mini m&m's too.
This reminds me of my grandmother's soft sugar cookies but a little dfferent. If you are expecting sweet sugar cookie, this is NOT the one for you. But it is the kind that I like best! I added a 1/2 c more flour and chilled for one hour.
This really was the best sugar cookie recipe--ever! So very easy and quick. I was concerned over very soft and runny batter, but shouldn't have been,,,,,,,,, turned out perfect.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Amish Sugar Cakes
Serving Size: 1/30 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 30
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 71
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