I got this recipe from my sister since I couldn't find my grandmother's sugar cookie recipe. I don't recall putting in oil when making them with my grandmother.This recipe is what my sister has for our grandmother's recipe. Does this seem right?
I don't bake a lot of cookies, but that does seem to be a whole lot of fat for only 41/2 cups of flour.
A quick google search turned up the exact same recipe as "Amish Sugar Cookies".....
and also the Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond has the same recipe as well. According to Ree this is "a widely-circulated recipe frequently passed down through the generations of many an American family".
So, maybe this is the recipe she used. You'd probably have to try a batch and see.
Thank you for clearing it up! I did a search, but didn't find ones with oil. My memory of these is from fifteen years ago, so a bit fuzzy. The fat content itself isn't bad, but it was just the fact that it used oil since all my other cookies use butter and no oil, so I thought it may have been a typo.
wow -- do they come out soft?
these would be great to make with coconut 'shortening' instead of the oil -- i try to use it in things but it doesn't always turn out -- it's half liquid at (summer time) room temp -- and it's 'sposed to be real good for you
So apparently the sight ate my comment.
Could it be 1 cup butter OR 1 cup oil? That's a lot of oil if it truly calls for both
bbc -- check jeff's post up there, #2
and to answer my own question seems they come out crispy and light -- they look great
thank you cb2 -- with the sugar on top the crust will at least be a little crispy -- they looked crispy in the pictures i saw -- baked up thin -- if you get a chance update me/us when you make them
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@-K8memphis The cookies had that slightly crispy outside yet soft inside. They were very light, yet not too crumbly. I didn't make them thin, I squished down a 1.5T scoop with a fork. The dough is very soft, so refrigeration is a must. I may play with it and make a peanut butter version.
I will add coconut oil on my list to make it with too.
ooh that sounds goood! thanks