Last weekend my husband had the guests of his best friend’s bachelor party meet at our house before heading out for the evening. Happy hostess that I am, I just had to make them something to nosh on!

I had plans to do something elaborate, but once we were 2 hours away from party time, I came to grips with the fact that a simple cookie would be just as well received as anything else I could come up with.

I was SO close to going with chocolate chip cookies. Luckily for you guys, I came to my senses at the last minute and decided to make these wonderful sugar cookies.
Amish Drop Sugar Cookies

I was shocked by how much everyone loved this recipe. The cookies have cream of tartar in them so they have that classic sugar cookie flavor, but they’re also nice and soft, so basically, they’re perfect. And I make a lot of cookies. Like, a LOT. So, if I say a cookie is perfect, I mean it!

I also simply adore how these look! The dough only spreads slightly, so the cookies don’t completely lose their domed tops, which I think looks just lovely.

Amish Drop Sugar Cookies
  • 1/2 cup salted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 egg large
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  1. Beat together butter, oil and sugars. Beat in eggs until well blended. Add vanilla. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and cream of tartar, then gradually add to creamed mixture.
  2. Using a cookie baller, drop onto baking sheet.
  3. Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes or until the very edges begin to brown.
Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from Taste of Home Best Cookies

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