This cookie is a very soft sugar cookie that is made with a batter rather than a dough, but is really good.

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Ingredients

72
Original recipe yields 72 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Mix together vegetable oil (yes, 1 1/2 cups of vegetable oil), sugar and eggs. Mix in the flour, baking soda, baking powder, buttermilk, salt and vanilla.

  • Pour teaspoon-sized amounts of batter onto cookie sheets, leaving plenty of room in between. These cookies will puff up and get large.

  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

85.4 calories; 1 g protein; 9.7 g carbohydrates; 5.3 mg cholesterol; 54.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (63)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2003
These are great fluffy cookies. I used 1 cup margerine and 1/2 cup olive oil because that is what I had. I also used regular milk instead of buttermilk. I topped them with sprinkles. They are a hit. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/24/2004
This is cake. For the love of God. And I don't mean 'it's a piece of cake.' It is a cake recipe. The Amish Sugar cake recipe is nearly identical. Please if you truly are craving cookies in your dorm room on a cold October night please DON"T MAKE THIS. It was a waste of ingredients and time and now we have to go to the store to get cookies. Read More
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70 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 33
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 9
Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2003
These are great fluffy cookies. I used 1 cup margerine and 1/2 cup olive oil because that is what I had. I also used regular milk instead of buttermilk. I topped them with sprinkles. They are a hit. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2003
These cookies are just like the ones my Grandma taught me to make except she used more flour (5-6 c flour) and rolled out the dough. She always cut big round cookies using a upside down glass and topped each cookie with some sugar. Biggest thing to remember DO NOT overmix the dough or you will have rubbery/tough cookies Thanks for sharing the recipe. YUM!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/18/2004
Tried this recipe this morning. It makes A LOT! Next time I might scale down the recipe. The cookies turned out wonderfully - soft and fluffy! I sprinkled them with cinnamon and sugar. I actually live in Lancaster County PA and I have to say these are very very close to what you might buy at Amish markets or country stores!:D Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
10/23/2004
This is cake. For the love of God. And I don't mean 'it's a piece of cake.' It is a cake recipe. The Amish Sugar cake recipe is nearly identical. Please if you truly are craving cookies in your dorm room on a cold October night please DON"T MAKE THIS. It was a waste of ingredients and time and now we have to go to the store to get cookies. Read More
(17)
Rating: 1 stars
12/09/2003
If you are looking for a soft melt in your mouth sugar cookie this is NOT it. If you are looking or something with the texture of a rubbery pancake with a little flavor you have you match. I have never thrown away a batch of dough after the first two sheets but this wasn't worth scraping of the pan. Sorry. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/25/2008
I still make this recipe as my hubby and I love this recipe so much as do friends that I give this to when I share the cookies with. they cannot believe how soft they stay in the container and how soft they are to begin with. Plus i even sprinkle them with sugar before i bake. plus if you make these christmas just sprinkle before you bake with color sugar what a holiday feel. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2011
My 9 year old daughter made these and they turned out great. I halved the recipe because I didn't need that many cookies! Besides that the only change we made was to sprinkle cinnamon sugar over the cookies before we baked them. A powdered sugar glaze might be good over them as well once cooled.... Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/08/2010
Being from York/Lancaster Co PA I am familiar with this "cookie" We always refered to them as "sugar cookies or sugar cakes". They are more like a cake but then again we make little devils food cakes the same size slap 2 togehter with frosting in the middle and call them "Whoopie pies". Chicken pot pie is Chicken with noodles and potatoes in a pot. Chicken pie to us is a chicken and vegetables baked in a a pie crust. Its a regional thing I guess. This is a good recipe true to my families traditions and we've been here over 300 years in PA Amish country. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/17/2003
I am a 13 year old who made these cookies with my 10 year old brother and 8 year old sister. They loved making them and eating them! Sprinkles go great and the buttermilk can be substituted with milk. Nice and soft and good! They taste like soft vanilla wafers. Read More
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