Amish Cookies


This recipe is used by the Amish in the Midwest…around Wisconsin and Iowa.

Original recipe makes 5 dozen


1 cup butter, softened
1 cup vegetable oil
1 cup white sugar
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

  • PREP

    10 mins

  • COOK

    10 mins


    1 hr


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the butter, oil, white sugar, and confectioners’ sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar. Stir into the sugar mixture until just combined. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in preheated oven, or until bottoms are lightly browned. Remove from baking sheets to cool on wire racks.


Calories: 117 kcal
Carbohydrates: 12.5 g
Cholesterol: 15 mg
Fat: 7 g
Fiber: 0.3 g
Protein: 1.2 g
Sodium: 45 mg