Amish sugar cookies are prepared to the traditional recipe discovered in an Amish cookbook. These are great fun to make with the kids!
Sugar cookies are timeless treats - enjoyed by everyone and perfect for every occasion!
What's more, there are countless varieties of sugar cookies - each with a unique little twist - and it's always fun to try new recipes.
These Amish sugar cookies are traditional and are the real deal! The recipe initially came from an Amish cookbook and this recipe is a modern take on that.
These lovely little cookies have the perfect combination of textures - crisp on the outside, but with a cake-like texture in the middle.
Topped with crunchy sugar, you’ve got yourself a winner at any bake sale, potluck or just for a family treat!
Amish baking tips
The Amish, despite not using electricity, do a great deal of baking. So what are some of their greatest secrets when it comes to baking?
Here are some general tips for fantastic results when baking cookies, bread and pies...
- To keep cookies fresh for longer, store them in an airtight container. The trick is to make sure there is a little piece of bread in the container too - this will absorb the moisture!
- When baking with cherries, always use vinegar in the filling to help play up the tartness of the fruit.
- Before you transfer bread to the oven to bake, brush the top of it with melted butter to make it softer and help give it that lovely golden color with a crispy crunch.
- Soften brown sugar by placing a small chunk of bread or apple into the bag with the sugar; leave it for ten to fifteen minutes for the magic to happen.
And our favorite tip of all... Always double the recipe! These cookies are so good we are pretty confident that none will go to waste if you do.
Note: This recipe calls for an electric mixer for speed. Of course, the Amish wouldn’t have used this, so you can easily skip it and put some elbow grease into mixing if you’d prefer!