The Best Sugar Cookies Recipe

Old-Fashioned Amish Sugar Cookies are just what you need with your glass of milk! A perfect treat for any occasion.

I decked out these melt in your mouth Amish sugar cookies in red and green sprinkles for the holidays, but they’re just as delicious rolled in simple granulated sugar or any kind of sprinkles your heart desires!


  1.  1 cup sugar
  2.  1 cup powdered sugar
  3.  1 cup butter, at room temperature
  4.  1 cup vegetable oil (I used canola)
  5.  2 eggs, at room temperature
  6.  1 teaspoon vanilla
  7.  4 1/4 cups flour
  8.  1 teaspoon baking soda
  9.  1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  10.  1 teaspoon salt


Mix together the sugar, powdered sugar, butter and vegetable oil. Add eggs and vanilla and beat well.

In another bowl, whisk together, the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt. Slowly mix the dry ingredients into the sugar mixture until it's all incorporated.

Cover dough with plastic wrap and chill a few hours or overnight.

To make, line baking sheets with parchment paper and preheat oven to 325º. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place on baking sheets.

With a flat bottom glass, first dip the glass in vegetable oil, then sugar before flattening each dough ball. Press down just until the edges separate slightly. Sprinkle tops with coarse sugar if desired.

Bake for 10-12 minutes.

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