Thursday, October 23, 2008

Amish Brown Sugar Cookies...

This is my latest Amish them..'nuff said..
Jack and I tried our hand at some super simple Amish cookies..they were pretty good. Simple, not too sweet. Not too many complex flavors going on, just the's what we did...

*First dump in 2 1/2 cups brown sugar in a bowl..
*Put in 1 cup of shortening or margarine..*Mix well until creamy
*Add 3 eggs*Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1 teaspoon of soda.(It said soda and not baking soda, so I assumed maybe a type o and used baking soda..however I saw other recipes where it said soda and some said baking yeah, whatever..)*Mix in slowly 4 cups of unbleached flour*Beat until well mixed*Put it in the fridge and chill for several hours.
*Next up, roll out the dough..(be prepared to use more flour so it doesn't stick..) Use cookie cutters in whatever shape suits your fancy and throw 'em in the oven for about 7-8 minutes at 350 degrees.
*Let them cool and then dust with some powdered sugar.

*Warning*..this makes like 50,000 cookies, so be a dear and hand them out to your neighbors..


Caroline said...

I want those NOW!!!

Live.Love.Eat said...

Awesome! Where did your interest in the Amish way come from?