Amish Church Cookies.
I was born and raised in Northern Indiana on the outskirts of Amish Country. They have some pretty amazing baking recipes that I’ve been making since I was a kid. This recipe for Amish Church Cookies is something that the ladies make to take with them to the church service for the children. The recipes out there all vary slightly, some call for frosting on top vs cinnamon and sugar and some call for shortening vs. butter. This version is my favorite.
I really like this recipe because it makes soft cake like sugar cookies. They really remind me of an old fashioned sugar cookie. Please note: The cookie batter is very soft for this recipe but it is a drop style cookie and I never have any issues with the cookies turning out too flat or anything.
This recipe is scaled way down because they normally make a very large batch. They normally make about 10-12 dozen cookies depending on the size of their congregation. This recipe makes about 22 large size cookies. You can make them smaller if you want. I used about a 2.5 Tablespoon cookie scoop so if you used Tablespoon sized scoops the recipe will make more.
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter, softened
- 2 large eggs
- ½ cup buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- 2½ cups all purpose flour
- ¼ cup sugar
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 375 F. Degrees.
- In a large bowl cream butter and sugar together (I hand mixed the batter).
- Mix in the eggs and vanilla.
- In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking powder, and baking soda.
- Add to the creamed mixture, alternately, with the buttermilk, mixing well after each addition.
- Drop dough by the tablespoon or with a cookie scoop onto cookie sheet.
- In a small bowl combine the ¼ cup of sugar with the cinnamon.
- Sprinkle the cinnamon & sugar mixture on top of each cookie.
- Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes, or until the edges begin to brown.
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