Amish Angel Food Cookies

1 c Crisco
1/2 c granulated sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 c brown sugar
1 egg
2 c all-purpose flour
1 tsp cream of tartar
1 c coconut

Mix Crisco and sugar until creamy; add egg. Sift all dry ingredients together. Add to Crisco mixture. Roll dough into small balls and dip into water, then into brown sugar. Put on cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees F for 15 minutes.

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Amish Boiled Cookies

1/2 c butter
1/2 c milk
2 c granulated sugar
3 tb unsweetened cocoa
1/2 c peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt
3 c quick cooking oats
1/2 c coarsely chopped pecans

In a small saucepan over medium heat bring to a boil and cook butter, milk, sugar, and cocoa for 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter, salt and vanilla extract. Mix in oats and pecans. Drop by teaspoon onto wax paper and allow cookies to cool for 1 hour.

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Amish Sand Tart Cookies

1 1/4 c sugar
1/2 c light brown sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp milk
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp cinnamon
3 1/2 c flour

Cream both sugars and butter, then add eggs, milk, and vanilla until thoroughly mixed. Stir in baking soda, cinnamon, and flour until well combined. Roll dough thin and cut into desired shapes. Bake in a 375-degree oven for 8-10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

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Amish Molasses Cookies

1 c Shortening
1 1/2 c Brown sugar
2 Eggs
1 c Molasses
1 c Light or golden corn syrup
1 1/2 c Milk
3 ts Baking soda
1 ts Ginger
2 ts Cinnamon
6 c Flour

Cream the shortening and sugar. Add the eggs, molasses and syrup. Then sift together the dry ingredients and alternately stir in the flour and milk.  Bake for 5 to 8 minutes in a 375 degree oven. The molasses in the cookies make them very prone to burn so check often.. the recipe could be halved as this makes about 80 cookies.

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Amish Apple Brownies

1 c Butter, softened
1 3/4 c Sugar
2 Eggs, well beaten
1 t Vanilla
2 c All-purpose flour
1 t Baking powder
1 t Baking soda
1 t Cinnamon
1/2 ts Salt
2 c Baking apples (peeled and chopped)
1/2 c Pecans or walnuts

In a large mixing bowl, cream butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla with electric mixer. Combine dry ingredients and add to butter mixture. Mix until flour is moistened. Fold in apples and nuts. Spread in a greased 9 x 9 inch baking pan and bake in 350 degree oven 45 minutes or until done. Serve warm with frozen vanilla yogurt or drizzle with vanilla glaze using 1/2 cup powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon hot water and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla.

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Drop Amish Cookies

2 c. sugar
1 1/2 c. lard
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
6 c. flour
1 1/2 c. milk
3 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. soda

Cream sugar and lard. Add eggs, nutmeg, vanilla, and baking powder. Mix soda with milk and add alternately flour and drop with soup spoon on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake plain or sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon or sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Make 5 dozen. Only 122 calories per cookies.

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Soft Amish Chocolate Chip Cookies

1/2 c. shortening
1 c. sugar
2 lg. eggs
1/2 c. milk
2 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. baking soda (place in the milk)
1 (12 oz.) bag chocolate chips or butterscotch chips

Cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs and milk with soda. Mix together and add baking powder. Gradually add flour and stir well. Stir in chocolate chips or butterscotch chips. Place on a greased cookie sheet about 1 teaspoon of dough. Bake at 400 degrees until the edge is lightly brown.

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Amish Puff Cookies

1 c. shortening, rounded
1 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. granulated sugar
2 eggs
2 3/4 c. flour
1 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt

Mix shortening, sugar and eggs thoroughly. Mix dry ingredients and add to sugar mixture. Chill. Form into balls and roll into mixture of 2 tablespoons sugar and 2 teaspoons cinnamon or add chocolate chips. Press balls with hand. Bake at 375 degrees for 8 – 10 minutes on ungreased cookie sheet. Cookies will puff, then settle down and look crinkly.

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Amish Sugar Cookies

1 c Sugar
1 c Confectioner’s sugar
1 c Butter or margarine; softened
1 c Oil
2 Eggs
1 ts Baking soda
1/2 ts Salt
1 ts Cream of tartar
1 ts Vanilla
4 1/2 c Flour
Colored sugar (opt)

Combine the sugars, butter oil and eggs, beat well. Add the remained ingredients, mix well. Refrigerate dough until well chilled (2 hours). Preheat oven to 375 F. Roll dough into balls and dip into granulated sugar. Place ona cookie shet and flatten with the bottom of a glass which has been dipped into the sugar, it keeps the dough from sticking. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until lghtly browned around the edges.

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Amish Oatmeal Cookies

3 c. sugar
1 1/2 c. lard
1 1/2 c. raisins
2 1/2 c. oatmeal
1/2 c. molasses (dark)
3 eggs, beaten
1 c. peanuts
1 c. sour milk
2 tbsp. soda
2 tbsp. baking powder
6 c. flour
1 tsp. each of nutmeg, cinnamon and salt

Grind raisins and peanuts. Sift together flour, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt. Cut in lard, add sugar, oatmeal, raisins and peanuts and mix well again. Dissolve soda in sour milk and add molasses and beaten eggs. Chill one hour. Using your hand, roll the dough into balls the size of a walnut and press slightly flat. Beat two eggs and paint the top of the cookie with egg. Bake at 375 degrees until golden brown.

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