Amish Sugar Cookies (Crisp Sugar Cookies)

A deliciously tender sugar cookie! A good old fashioned recipe, made with basic ingredients and easy to make.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sugar cookies
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 30
Author: Jaclyn

Ingredients

  • 2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter , at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Sprinkles for topping (I prefer the sugar ones but the non-pariels are fun too)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, cream of tartar, and salt, set aside. 

  2. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter, vegetable oil, granulated sugar and powdered sugar until blended. Mix in egg and vanilla. 
  3. With mixer set on low speed, slowly add in dry ingredients and mix until combined. 
  4. Scoop dough out by the heaping tablespoonfuls and shape into balls, transfer dough balls to Silpat lined baking sheets spacing cookies 2-inches apart, flatten slightly and top with sprinkles as desired. 
  5. Bake in preheated oven 10 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack. Store in an airtight container.
  6. Recipe Source: adapted from Taste of Home