This recipe is used by the Amish in the Midwest...around Wisconsin and Iowa.

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Ingredients

60
Original recipe yields 60 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.

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  • In a large bowl, mix together the butter, oil, white sugar, and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar. Stir into the sugar mixture until just combined. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets.

  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in preheated oven, or until bottoms are lightly browned. Remove from baking sheets to cool on wire racks.

Partner Tip

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

Nutrition Facts

116.9 calories; 1.2 g protein; 12.5 g carbohydrates; 14.3 mg cholesterol; 45.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/01/2003
I made this recipe for Christmas & everyone just loved the cookies. I also put a homemade frosting on top of them & they were even better... Mix about 1 1/2 sticks of soften butter & about 3 cups of powdered sugar until creamy. Add a 1/4 to 1/2 tsp of vanilla & stir in some milk about 1-3 tbs until desired texture. The frosting should taste creamy not powdery. Happy baking!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/07/2010
There was something missing in these cookies (Maybe salt?). The oil overtook the butter and you can not taste the butter. It tasted sugary and eggy. I will definitely not be making these again. Read More
(10)
165 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 104
  • 4 star values: 39
  • 3 star values: 14
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 5 stars
08/01/2003
I made this recipe for Christmas & everyone just loved the cookies. I also put a homemade frosting on top of them & they were even better... Mix about 1 1/2 sticks of soften butter & about 3 cups of powdered sugar until creamy. Add a 1/4 to 1/2 tsp of vanilla & stir in some milk about 1-3 tbs until desired texture. The frosting should taste creamy not powdery. Happy baking!! Read More
(58)
Rating: 5 stars
08/01/2003
I made this recipe for Christmas & everyone just loved the cookies. I also put a homemade frosting on top of them & they were even better... Mix about 1 1/2 sticks of soften butter & about 3 cups of powdered sugar until creamy. Add a 1/4 to 1/2 tsp of vanilla & stir in some milk about 1-3 tbs until desired texture. The frosting should taste creamy not powdery. Happy baking!! Read More
(58)
Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2003
AWFUL good! We also put a hershey kiss in the middle prior to baking! Those were good and even better when we unwrapped the Hershey Kiss first on the next batch! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
This is a great recipe it is easy and makes a lot of cookies. This is like a butter cookie but not as delicate. I made them for a party and they were a big hit. I will make them again thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/11/2011
I was SO prepared to give these a lacklustre review. "Unadorned " they are flat tasting and not sweet enough. My suggestions were to be to add more vanilla upped at least to a tsp. a little salt maybe a 1/2 tsp. to make the flavors come alive and maybe even a little more sugar. They are tender and soft with the characteristic light texture I've come to know that the combination of powdered sugar oil and cream of tartar provide. I was going to be generous and give them three stars - but as is I really didn't think they were even THAT good. But then I frosted them. What a difference a little sweetness made especially creamy buttery sweetness! In fact I would say this cookie is not only better frosted it is the perfect cookie to frost! For the same reasons I had ambivalent feelings about them before they were frosted are why I loved this cookie frosted tho' I still would add a litte salt. In addition to these being the perfect "utensil" for "Butter Icing for Cookies " also from this site they are simply gorgeous as well. The dough is quite soft (almost greasy actually) so I chilled it for an hour or so before shaping it into cookies. I used a medium cookie scoop and flattened them slightly before baking. Perfectly shaped when they went into the oven they were perfectly shaped when they came out of the oven as well. With spring fever in full tow after frosting I sprinkled them with pastel sugars. These are just awesome 5-star good - WITH the frosting. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
Great to do w/kids very tender and yummy! -considering Dad we used only C on white sugar and 6 oz of veg. oil they turned out just perfect =-) Thank you. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2011
Great cookie recipe! Reminds me of pecan sandies w/out the pecans. My mother stopped by & said these were the best cookies. She doesn't even care for cookies. I had to use butter flavored Crisco b/c I didn't have any butter. It still turned out great though! My mother & I will both be making these again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2003
These are fantastic! Buttery and not too sweet. Was a hit with the family - mostly the women. The men preferred the sweeter cookies I baked. Excellent addition for a 'holiday variety'. Keep the baking time to the bare minimum so as to keep them soft. Read More
(13)
Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2002
I thought these cookies were good and very quick to put together and cook. I decided to add a lime glaze over the top and they were terrific. I took them to work and everyone went crazy for them even the men asked for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/08/2002
they taste very soft and buttery and are quickly made! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
09/07/2010
There was something missing in these cookies (Maybe salt?). The oil overtook the butter and you can not taste the butter. It tasted sugary and eggy. I will definitely not be making these again. Read More
(10)