Amish Sugar Cakes

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Big, soft, Amish sugar cookies, called sugar 'cakes'.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
12 mins
Additional Time:
3 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Servings:
30
Yield:
2 1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter flavored shortening

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 3 eggs

  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 1 cup buttermilk

  • ¼ cup white sugar

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.

  2. In a large bowl, cream together the shortening and 2 cups sugar until smooth. Stir in the eggs, one at a time, then the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt; stir into the creamed mixture alternately with the buttermilk until well blended. Place big heaping tablespoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheets about 3 inches apart. Sprinkle each cookie with some of the remaining sugar.

  3. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, until edges begin to turn golden. Remove from baking sheets to cool on wire racks. When cool, store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

186 Calories
8g Fat
27g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 30
Calories 186
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 97mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 33mg 3%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 52mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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