Friday, July 3, 2020

Weekend Baking - Amish Sugar Cookies #ChristmasinJuly


Happy Christmas in July! Hope you have some kind of fun planned this holiday weekend, despite the continuing pandemic.

Since this has been going on, I have been doing a lot of baking. One recipe I'm particularly fond of is this Amish Sugar Cookie recipe. It's easy and they can be made plain, or with frosting. I have not tried frosting them yet. They are SO good just plain. Really though...what says Christmas more than sugar cookies. I hope you like them!

Amish Sugar Cookies

Ingredients
  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 375°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter, oil, and sugars on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, scraping the sides as necessary.
  4. Reduce speed to medium and add the eggs, one at a time, mixing just until combined. Add the vanilla and mix until combined.
  5. Reduce speed to low and add the flour in three additions, scraping down the sides as necessary.
  6. Drop dough of two tablespoons each onto the baking sheet, spacing two inches apart.
  7. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, just until the edges begin to darken. Let cool on baking sheet.
Recipe from and image (above) from I Am Homesteader. Visit her site for further tips and tricks on the recipe. 

Here's what they looked like when I made them. I love their rustic charm.


Have a happy and safe 4th of July (to my U.S. readers)! 

Always in spirit...



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