I have no idea why these cookies are called Amish but I do know they are the best cookies on the planet. I know that’s a huge claim but they totally deserve it. I know they don’t look like much but trust me.
I’ve said many times that I’m much more of a savory than sweet person. I can eat a cookie and be good but chips, don’t leave me alone with the bag. These cookies are a totally different story. Somehow 4 simply disappear and all I’m left with is a few crumbs and sprinkles in my lap wondering what just happened. They just melt in your mouth.
Another good/bad thing, depending on your self control, is that this recipe makes a large batch. That means enough for to share and to gorge yourself. But seriously, these are great to feed a big crowd. Joel’s company has grown a ton since he started working there 2 1/2 years ago and I really like to surprise them with treats every once and awhile but it’s gotten hard to make something that can feed a group of them that’s still relatively easy for me.
And who doesn’t love sugar cookies? So they will be a definite crowd pleaser. Also, bake sales. Do those still happen? If so, these are the cookies to make. I would buy them all. Then eat them all. And I wouldn’t regret it one bit.
- 1 cup butter, room temperature
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. cream of tartar
- ½ tsp. salt
- 4½ cups flour
- sprinkles to garnish, optional
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line several cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a mixer, cream together the butter, oil and sugars. Add eggs, one at a time, then the vanilla.
- Add in baking soda, cream of tarter and salt and mix until just combined. Mix in flour in increments and mix again until just combined.
- Scoop cookies onto prepared baking sheets, top with sprinkles if desired and bake for 10-12 minutes until just barely golden on the edges (be careful not to overbake). Let cool for 3 minutes on baking sheet before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.