Soft Amish Sugar Cookies


I love baking any time of the year, but there is something about baking around the holidays that is extra special. My 4-year-old has been begging to make Christmas cookies for weeks, so I wanted to find a recipe that would be simple enough for him to really help. I found this recipe on the Cookies and Cups blog and it was the perfect mom/toddler cookie to tackle. I loved the soft, fluffy texture of the cookies and even though there are 2 cups of sugar in it, oddly they weren’t too sweet.


1 cup butter, room temperature

1 cup vegetable oil

1 cup granulated sugar

1 cup powdered sugar

2 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon cream of tartar

½ teaspoon salt

4½ cups flour

Sprinkles and or candies for decoration



Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or Silpat. 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 together. Turn mixer to low and add in flour, mixing until combined. Using a cookie scoop or tablespoon drop 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 from Cookies & Cups

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