Amish Cookie Recipe

These are a much requested cookie in our house. Todd likes them with Pecans as well as Walnuts – so choose whichever you like.  They freeze, transport and mail quite well.  They don’t get super brown – so don’t overbake waiting for them to brown up!

In some cookies, it is okay to substitute margarine – but these just dont taste or turn out the same if you do substitute.  They’re not bad, just not as good…so use the real stuff.

Amish Cookie Recipe

Prep Time 20 minutes
Author Carrie Hill


  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 cup Confectioner's Sugar powdered sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 2 ea large eggs
  • 4 1/4 cups Flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 cup walnuts


  1. Combine sugar, powdered sugar, oil, and butter in a large bowl (I use my kitchen aid) add vanilla and eggs.
  2. In a smaller bowl; blend flour, soda and cream of tartar, add to wet mix and mix gently until powders disappear.
  3. Fold in nuts and bake on ungreased cookie sheet 10-12 minutes at 375°.