What a hit these cookies are!!! I loved the Lemon flavor and Cinnamon flavor. Bob was crazy about the Lemon. I haven’t brought the cookies to our new neighbors yet, but I will later.
The recipe is the same exact recipe for Amish Sugar Cookies that I posted before, but with flavor and color variations. It was so simple!!! And now instead of bringing just Vanilla/Almond cookies to the neighbors, I’ll be bringing Lemon, Orange, Cinnamon and Vanilla/Almond. Full instructions below.
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1 cup butter, (2 sticks), softened
1 cup vegetable oil
1+ cup sugar
1+ cup confectioners’ sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
(my addition – ½ tsp almond extract)
4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
- In a large bowl, beat the butter, oil and sugars. Beat in eggs until well blended. Beat in vanilla and Almond extract. Add baking soda and cream of tartar. Gradually add flour.
- Drop by small teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 5 dozen. I USED MY LARGE SCOOP AND BAKED FOR 12 -13 MINUTES.
NOTE: If you want to make a variety of flavors/colors, scoop part of the batter out and put it in a medium size bowl. Add food coloring and whatever flavor extract you want. Then bake that sheet, rinse out the bowl and do your next flavor/color.
If you make 1 ½ batches of dough, you can make one orange tray, one lemon tray (I added lemon zest and lemon food coloring), plain vanilla/almond, and cinnamon. For the cinnamon flavor, I added some Saigon cinnamon to the dough, scooped the cookies out and then sprinkled cinnamon sugar on top. Make sure you bake that batch last. You don’t want cinnamon getting mixed in the fruit or plain flavored cookies.
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