Amish Sugar Cookies

They are just as delicious rolled in simple granulated sugar or any kind of powder your heart desires. Let go to make it!


  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1/3 cup of powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup of butter or margarine (1/2 stick)
  • 1/3 cup of vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon or almond flavoring
  • 2 tablespoons of water
  • 2 1/4 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt


Place sugars, margarine and oil in a mixer bowl and mix at medium speed until creamy. Add egg, vanilla, flavoring and water, and mix at medium speed for 30 seconds, scraping down the bowl before and after adding these ingredients.

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Stir remaining ingredients together to blend well; add to creamy mixture and mix at medium speed to blend. Form dough into 24 balls using 1 tablespoon dough per ball.

Place balls on cookie sheets that have been sprayed with pan spray or lined with aluminum foil. Press balls down evenly to 1/2′ with the back of a tablespoon dipped in water.

Bake at 375 for 12 to 14 minutes, or until cookies are browned on the bottom and lightly browned around the edges. Remove cookies to a wire rack and cool to room temperature.