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Amish-Style Sugar Cookies

Amish-Style Sugar Cookies

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  • Yield: 24 large or 48 small cookies
  • Prep 25 mins
  • Chill 3 hrs
  • Bake 9 mins to 11 mins

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  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/4 cups shortening
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract (optional)
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • Sugar


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, soda, salt and nutmeg; set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the shortening with an electric mixer for 30 seconds. Beat in the 2 cups sugar till combined. Add eggs, vanilla and lemon extract, if you like; beat well.
  3. Add flour mixture and buttermilk alternately to the shortening mixture, beating till well mixed. Divide in half. Cover and chill for at least 3 hours or till the dough is easy to handle.
  4. For large cookies, roll out dough, half at a time, to 3/8-inch thickness. Cut into rounds with 3-inch cookie cutter. For small cookies, roll dough to 1/4-inch thickness and cut with a 2-inch cutter. Place 2-1/2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Sprinkle with more sugar.
  5. Bake in 375 degree F oven 9 to 11 minutes or till bottoms are lightly browned. Transfer cookies to wire racks to cool.

Nutrition Facts

(Amish-Style Sugar Cookies)

chol. (mg) 18, cal. (kcal) 248, Fat, total (g) 11, carb. (g) 34, sodium (mg) 141

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