Amish Sugar Cookies Recipe -
Amish Sugar Cookies Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Amish Sugar Cookies

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"This cookie is a very soft sugar cookie that is made with a batter rather than a dough, but is really good."

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Original recipe makes 6 dozen Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    25 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Mix together vegetable oil (yes, 1 1/2 cups of vegetable oil), sugar and eggs. Mix in the flour, baking soda, baking powder, buttermilk, salt and vanilla.
  3. Pour teaspoon-sized amounts of batter onto cookie sheets, leaving plenty of room in between. These cookies will puff up and get large.
  4. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 17, 2003

These are great fluffy cookies. I used 1 cup margerine and 1/2 cup olive oil because that is what I had. I also used regular milk instead of buttermilk. I topped them with sprinkles. They are a hit.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 23, 2004

This is cake. For the love of God. And I don't mean 'it's a piece of cake.' It is a cake recipe. The Amish Sugar cake recipe is nearly identical. Please, if you truly are craving cookies in your dorm room on a cold October night, please DON"T MAKE THIS. It was a waste of ingredients and time, and now we have to go to the store to get cookies.


60 Ratings

Aug 18, 2004

Tried this recipe this morning. It makes A LOT! Next time I might scale down the recipe. The cookies turned out wonderfully - soft and fluffy! I sprinkled them with cinnamon and sugar. I actually live in Lancaster County, PA, and I have to say, these are very very close to what you might buy at Amish markets or country stores! :D

Sep 14, 2003

These cookies are just like the ones my Grandma taught me to make except she used more flour (5-6 c flour) and rolled out the dough. She always cut big round cookies using a upside down glass and topped each cookie with some sugar. Biggest thing to remember ***DO NOT overmix the dough or you will have rubbery/tough cookies*** Thanks for sharing the recipe. YUM!!!

Dec 09, 2003

If you are looking for a soft melt in your mouth sugar cookie this is NOT it. If you are looking or something with the texture of a rubbery pancake with a little flavor you have you match. I have never thrown away a batch of dough after the first two sheets, but this wasn't worth scraping of the pan. Sorry.

Feb 25, 2008

I still make this recipe as my hubby and I love this recipe so much as do friends that I give this to when I share the cookies with. they cannot believe how soft they stay in the container and how soft they are to begin with. Plus i even sprinkle them with sugar before i bake. plus if you make these christmas just sprinkle before you bake with color sugar, what a holiday feel.

Jan 20, 2011

My 9 year old daughter made these and they turned out great. I halved the recipe because I didn't need that many cookies! Besides that the only change we made was to sprinkle cinnamon sugar over the cookies before we baked them. A powdered sugar glaze might be good over them as well once cooled....

Sep 17, 2003

I am a 13 year old who made these cookies with my 10 year old brother and 8 year old sister. They loved making them and eating them! Sprinkles go great, and the buttermilk can be substituted with milk. Nice and soft, and good! They taste like soft vanilla wafers.


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  • Calories
  • 85 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 9.7 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 5 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 4.8 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 1 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 54 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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