Amish Sugar Cookies, 7 Ways

Amish Sugar Cookies, 7 Ways

     You know it’s rare that I make someone else’s recipe, but I’ve seen this Amish recipe a few times and noticed that it had a nice high rating.  I wanted to give it a try.  Quick prep time makes these a wonderful every-day dessert.  Lightly sweet, barely crispy on the outside while chewy on the inside makes these cookies pretty perfect. 

     The original recipe is below.  It was perfect as is.  The only thing I changed was to add ½ tsp Almond extract and use my large cookie scoop.  I baked for 12-13 minutes.  Yielded 46 Larger cookies.  

     3 New Flavors – Mocha, Chocolate Mint, and Lime 

Past Flavors – Almond Vanilla, Lemon, Orange, Cinnamon

    INGREDIENTS:

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

 

PREPARATION:

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.

PICTURED ARE: Lemon, Orange, Mocha, Lime, Chocolate Mint.  If you do one tray with just Almond Extract, that equals 7 flavors with one batter!  Note:  For the Lime Flavor, I didn’t have any Lime Extract, so I used a bit of fresh squeezed Lime Juice and some Lime Zest. For the Mocha I added a bit of cocoa powder and 1/2 tsp Coffee Extract.  For the Chocolate Mint I added 1/2 tsp Spearmint Extract and a bit of Cocoa Powder.

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 (I added a bit of orange zest), 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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AMISH SUGAR COOKIES

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     You know that it’s rare when I make someone else’s recipe, but I’ve seen this Amish recipe a few times and noticed that it had a nice high rating.  I wanted to give it a try.  Quick prep time makes these a wonderful every-day dessert.  Lightly sweet, barely crispy on the outside while chewy on the inside makes these cookies pretty perfect.  

     The original recipe is below.  It was perfect as is.  The only thing I changed was to use my large cookie scoop and bake for 11- 11 ½ minutes.  Yielded 46 Larger cookies. 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat the butter, oil and sugars. Beat in eggs until well blended. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and cream of tartar; gradually add to creamed mixture.
  2. 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  11 MINUTES.

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ANY HOLIDAY COOKIES

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     Cookies are delicious and fun to make for any holiday.  These sugar cookies are easy, as well as beautiful.  Kids of all ages will love the colorful cookies.  The best part is that using extracts and food coloring, you can customize one batter into many different flavor combinations.  I felt like a kid again playing with Play- Doh.  

     Since Easter is quickly approaching, I shaped some of them to look like an egg.  The dough handles beautifully, so this wasn’t a pain.  I plopped the rounded ball on the cookie sheet, and then flattened with my fingers and shaped into an oval.  Although they don’t spread on the sides so much, they do puff up during baking.

INGREDIENTS FOR ABOUT 40 COOKIES: 

3/4 cup Crisco

3/4 cup granulated sugar

3/4 cup Canola oil

3/4 cup confectioner’s sugar

1 large egg

¾ tsp cream of tartar

¾ tsp baking soda

½ tsp salt

3 cups AP flour

Extract of your choice (see below)

PREPARATION:

In mixing bowl, beat Crisco and granulated sugar until fluffy.  Add oil, confectioner’s sugar, and egg, mixing until incorporated.

Add the cream of tartar, soda, and salt and beat until combined.  Add flour and mix until you have a soft dough.

Divide the dough into 4 small bowls.  (Approximately 1 rounded cup of dough per bowl).  Add ½ tsp extract to each bowl and mix by hand with a silicone spatula or a fork.  Suggestions are vanilla, almond, coffee, raspberry, cinnamon, spearmint, peppermint, lemon, orange, or whatever flavor strikes your fancy.  If desired, add a drop or two of food coloring to each bowl that matches the flavor you added.

Using a cookie scoop, place 1” scoops on a silicone or parchment lined cookie sheet.  Flatten each ball to about ¼” thickness using your fingers or a glass.  You can make them bigger, if you would like, just make sure that all the cookies on the sheet are the same size.  (I found it just as easy to roll a ball of dough in my hands, press it down and shape it with my fingers.  The dough is a breeze to work with.)

Bake at 350° F for approximately 13 minutes or until cookies are set in the middle.  This should give you a softer cookie.  Cool on wire racks and decorate. I like to match the frosting color and flavor to the cookie flavor.  Again, use your extracts and coloring.

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