Amish Desserts

Amish Sugar Cookies
Amish Sugar Cakes

Amish Sugar Cakes

You know, my mom makes the best sugar cookies. Therefore, I asked her to try out these cookies. And you know what she said, “Wow, I think these might be better than mine.” Now for her to admit that, they must be good. Try these great Amish cookies for desserts.


1 cup buttered flavored shortening

1 teaspoon baking soda

2 cups white sugar

1 teaspoon cream of tartar

4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 pinches of salt

1 cup buttermilk

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/4 cup white sugar


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookies sheets. First, in a large bowl, cream together the shortening and 2 cups sugar until smooth. Next, stir in eggs, one at a time. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt. In addition, stir the creamed mixture with the buttermilk until well blended. Then, place teaspoons onto prepared cookie sheets about 3 inches apart. Sprinkle each cookie with some of the remaining sugar. I color my sugar. Finally, bake Amish cakes for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, until edges begin to turn golden. Remove from baking sheets to cool on wire racks. Eat your delicious Amish sugar cookies for desserts. When cool, store in an airtight container.

Amish Blueberry Melt-Away Bars

Amish Blueberry Melt-Away Bars

This is a tasty recipe. In addition, it can be modified in many ways. We used blueberries, but any fruit will do. As for the nuts, pecans are the way to go for us southerners. You can always use your favorite nut. Enjoy! Oh, by the way, it is very easy to make. My teenage nieces, Kayla and Kristyn made this dessert.


2 cups flour

4 eggs, separated

1 1/2 cups sugar, divided

1 cup margarine or butter

2 (21 oz.) cans or 1 quart blueberry pie filling

Dash of cream of tarter

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream together flour, egg yolks, 1 cup sugar, and margarine. Next, press into 9×13 inch pan. Spread pie filling on crust. Beat egg whites with cream of tartar until very stiff. Gradually beat in 1/2 cup of sugar and vanilla. Spread over pie filling. Sprinkle with nuts. Bake for 30 – 35 minutes. Finally, cut into bars once sufficiently cooled.

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