Amish Sugar Cookies

Amish Sugar Cookies

Am I alone in saying that I love to watch the Disney TV movies?  Lemonade Mouth is on right now and the girls have been in bed for about 30 minutes but I can’t turn it off….and I will probably be singing “Determinate” for the next week.   I don’t remember movies like this when I was a Tween….maybe the ABC After School specials, but they didn’t have the music and dancing that these movies have. They’re just fun is all.  Camp Rock, Teen Beach Movie, High School Musical….

Anywhooo…lets move on to cookies, shall we?

Don’t let the electric blue buttercream frosting  fool you.  These sugar cookies need no frosting or icing.  They are melt in your mouth delicious and my favorite sugar cookies I have ever made.  You will love them, too!

Now don’t get me wrong.  There is nothing wrong with adding electric blue buttercream frosting to these, but they just taste so good on their own.  Taylor was adamant about frosting cookies bright blue so we did!


Source: Taste of Home

5.0 from 1 reviews
Amish Sugar cookies
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cream the butter oil and sugars in a mixing bowl. Beat in the eggs one at a time until blended and then add vanila.
  3. In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking soda and cream of tartar. Slowly add the the creamed mixture.
  4. Drop by small scoops onto an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes until just lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.


Southern Buttermilk Pie

Southern Buttermilk Pie

I always say that as a New York-er living down here in the south I feel right at home.  I love the heat and I am even getting used to the humidity.   Weekends by the pool and grilling year round will never get old.  Collard greens and fried okra seem like long-lost friends even though we really just met.  Ok, so I have only made collard greens once but I order them in restaurants any chance I get.  I think my biscuits are pretty darn good, too.

This Buttermilk Pie is a great example of southern cooking.  Not overly complicated by any means, but it tastes as good as any pie you will ever sink a fork into.  With some fresh whipped cream and strawberries on top you will think you are in heaven.  Heck, you don’t even need the toppings for this pie – it is that good.

I decreased the amount of lemon juice in this recipe because one of the other reviewers said it tasted more like a lemon pie and not buttermilk.  I definitely wanted more of a custard flavor for this one so I am glad I cut back.

Here are some other classic southern recipes to try as well!

Buttermilk Biscuits

Pressure Cooker Green Beans

Buttermilk Sauce

Pimento Cheese


Source: Southern Living

Southern Buttermilk Pie
  • 1 pie crust
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon loosely packed lemon zest
  • 1-3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (I used 1 tablespoon as I didn't want this to be too lemony)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Whisk together the sugar and flour in a large bowl. Whisk eggs and next 5 ingredients into flour mixture. Pour into an uncooked pie crust.
  3. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes or until almost set, shielding edges with aluminum foil after 15 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack, and cool 1 hour.