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Christmas baking recipe: Amazing Amish Sugar Cookies

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Holiday baking doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, some of the most treasured Christmas cookie recipes are quite simple, but filled with rich tradition.

Here’s a family favorite, Amazing Amish Sugar Cookies. These merry morsels are easy to make, but they are always a big hit during the holidays or anytime.

First, gather the ingredients to make Amazing Amish Sugar Cookies.

  • 1 cup butter (slightly softened, but not melted)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup confectioners’ (powdered) sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 1/2 cups flour (unsifted)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (more) granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Next, follow these easy instructions to bake Amazing Amish Sugar Cookies.

In a large bowl or mixer, cream butter, sugars, and oil together.

Add vanilla, and mix well.

Stir in dry ingredients. Blend until dough forms a big clump or ball.

Cover the entire bowl tightly with a lid, plastic wrap, or aluminum foil. Chill it for at least one hour.

In a shallow, flat-bottomed bowl, combine the second granulated sugar with the cinnamon.

Preheat oven to 350 (F) degrees.

Use your hands to form the Amazing Amish Sugar Cookies dough into 1” solid balls. Roll each cookie dough ball in the cinnamon/sugar mix before placing the cookie dough on an ungreased baking sheet. Use a spatula to flatten each one.

Bake for approximately 10 minutes at 350 (F) degrees.

For a variation, skip the cinnamon and white sugar, and roll each cookie ball in colored sugar before pressing and baking.

Don’t bother counting the calories when you make Amazing Amish Sugar Cookies.

It’s Christmastime. New Year’s resolutions will follow soon enough.

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