Amish Sugar 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

Method:

1In 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.
2Drop by small teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° until lightly browned, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Helpful Hints:

Prize winning recipe.
Tips
Salted butter and a splash of extract (try almond!) make these extra flavorful.
If you like your treats on the sweeter end of the spectrum, add a pinch of coarse sugar to the tops of these light and airy cookies.
Why cream of tartar? Baking soda needs an acidic ingredient to create the gas bubbles that make baked goods rise and lighten. Cream of tartar (aka tartaric acid) provides that in this recipe. Yay, chemistry!
This easy-to-make sugar cookie recipe simply melt in your mouth! I've passed the recipe around to many friends. After I gave it to my sister, she entered the cookies in a local fair and won the best of show prize!
Total Time
Prep: 10 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
Makes about 5 dozen
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 117 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 48mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


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