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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Amish Drop Sugar Cookie Recipe

With the holidays right around the corner, people are baking cookies for family and friends. If you are one who will be baking cookies, you might consider the Amish drop sugar cookie recipe.
Unlike some sugar cookies, these are easy to make and soft and delicious. Amish drop sugar cookies start with real butter, which is so much healthier than margarine and shortening containing hydrogenated oils. Hydrogenated oils have trans fat that can lead to heart disease, cancer, bone problems plus so many other health problems and diseases.

Good cookie recipes such as the Amish drop sugar cookie recipe start with real butter. Not only are they healthier, provided you do not eat the whole batch, they simply taste better.
According to Mercola.com butter is better than imitations because; “Butter is a rich source of easily absorbed vitamin A, needed for a wide range of functions, from maintaining good vision to keeping the endocrine system in top shape. Butter also contains all the other fat-soluble vitamins (D, E and K2), which are often lacking in the modern industrial diet.”
Both Dr Mercola and the Mayo Clinic agree that butter is better than hydrogenated margarines or shortenings, as they are contain trans fat, which leads to heart disease, cancer, bone problems so many other health problems and diseases.
“When it comes to fat, trans fat is considered by some doctors to be the worst type of fat. Unlike other fats, trans fat — also called trans-fatty acids — both raises your "bad" (LDL) cholesterol and lowers your "good" (HDL) cholesterol. A high LDL cholesterol level in combination with a low HDL cholesterol level increases your risk of heart disease, the leading killer of men and women.” Therefore, when baking cookies for your family and friends, consider making your recipes a tad healthier yet still delicious.

Ingredients needed for making Amish drop sugar cookie recipe:


  • Non-stick spray
  • Baking sheets
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 1-cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream or yogurt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Sprinkles or colored sugar


Instructions on making Amish drop sugar cookies:


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Prepare the baking sheets by spraying with a non-stick spray.
  3. Cream together the sugar and butter; add the eggs and beat well.
  4. Add in the sour cream or yogurt, baking powder, baking soda and vanilla; little by little add the flour and beat until completely mixed.
  5. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto the baking sheets.
  6. Sprinkle on the cookie dough, candied sprinkles or colored sugar.
  7. Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 8-10 minutes.


 If you are one that will be baking cookies for Christmas, consider my recipe for Amish drop sugar cookies.
 

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