I am almost sure that you did not just come here for the cookies?
I know these cookies are worth the effort, but maybe you are like me…
One of those folks who is intrigued by the Amish old fashioned way of life, clean houses and made from scratch meals.
Well, it is good to have you here, as you are in for a treat!
The Amish are known to be good homemakers and homesteaders. They grow a lot of their own food and make things for themselves like clothes, barns and cookies.
Just like you would expect to be welcomed by a clean and cozy ambiance in an Amish home, you can also expect to be greeted with the delicious aroma of a warm homemade meal topped off with a pie, cake or some cookies.
Amish people like baking up a storm. So they will usually have treats like cookies readily available.
They value time with family. So gathering for meals is a big part of their culture.
Also, Amish families are normally large with a lot of little mouths to feed. So I think you can understand why sweet treats are important in Amish cuisine.
Of course, Amish folks are very good at cooking. But they use very simple ingredients.
Because they maintain a slow paced lifestyle, they try to avoid regular trips to the grocery stores. So most of their recipes are made up of ingredients that they would have in their pantries, and those that you too would have readily available to be used.
Another good thing about making Amish meals is that you do not need to think about sophisticated kitchen tools. Most Amish homes are operated without electricity. So they use basic kitchen tools and utensils to put meals on their tables.
For these Amish cookies, a wooden spoon and a wooden bowl will be all you need for making the dough/batter. Then you will use a cookie/baking sheet and grease paper for baking.
You won’t be using cookie cutters either. You can make balls from the dough by rolling between your palms, or by using the wooden spoon to shape out the cookies.
The Amish are very intentional about living a simple life. So they take on the same approach for most things they do.
Making these Amish Cookies will not only give you a taste of traditional Amish cooking, but also a taste of the simplicity that many of us long for.
Fortunately, you do not need to go on a trip to Amish Town, or move next door to some Amish folks. Make these Amish Cookies, and experience Amish cuisine and simplicity in your own home.
- 4 Cps All-Purpose Flour
- 1 Tsp Baking Soda
- 1 Tsp Salt
- 1 Tsp Cream Of Tartar
- 1 Cup Granulated Sugar
- 1 Cup Powdered Sugar
- 1 Cup Butter (Softened)
- 2 Medium-Sized Eggs
- 1 Cup Vegetable Oil
- 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
In a bowl, add oil, powdered sugar, granulated sugar and butter softened to room temperature. Use a spoon to whisk together until smooth.
Add eggs and vanilla extract and mix together.
Then add flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt. Combine until mixture becomes a soft dough.
Chill for about an hour in refrigerator.
Prepare a baking//cookie sheet by greasing and lining with grease paper. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Use spoon to make balls from the dough or roll pieces of dough between your palms to make round cookies and place on baking/cookie sheet.
Bake for about 10-12 minutes. When the edges are slightly golden and the middle of cookies are firm, you can remove them from the oven.
Let them cool and then indulge.
*A wooden spoon and a wooden bowl are ideal. But use what you have.