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13 Authentic Amish Cookie Recipes (Decadent Treats You Need)

13 Authentic Amish Cookie Recipes (Decadent Treats You Need)

These 13 traditional Amish cookie recipes are the epitome of simplicity, but that doesn’t mean they’re short on flavor–you’ll love these sweet treats!

Simplicity has always been at the heart of Amish cooking.

With homegrown ingredients and timeless techniques, every mouthful can conjure up feelings of nostalgia and bring you back to a simpler time.

But just because these recipes have been around for centuries doesn’t mean they don’t deserve a place in your modern kitchen.

From generation to generation, their recipes have been passed down and perfected.

And this includes their dessert and baked goods recipes, too!

This list has some of the best Amish cookie recipes to make your kitchen smell like a cozy bakery full of homemade treats.

So roll up your sleeves, put on an apron, and be prepared to whip up some of the tastiest cookies with the freshest ingredients.

From Peppermint Cookies to gooey Chocolate Chip morsels, every bite of these treats will have you savoring the flavors of an authentic Amish kitchen.

Whatever you’re in the mood for, whether it’s soft and chewy or crunchy and sweet, I have here a cookie that will fit the bill.

Your taste buds are about to go on an adventure like no other with these sweets.

#10 will have you licking your fingers with delight!

A platter of these maple-glazed, bite-sized wonders can bring out the kid in everyone!

The frosted icing is a heavenly combination of sugar, maple syrup, milk, and butter.

Left to my own devices, I could easily eat an entire plate of these delicious little treats.

Fun fact: this sugar cookie recipe is from the 1700s!

Now that’s what I call timeless.

They don’t come with fancy frills, but they make up for it with their sweet and simple flavor.

I like some rainbow sprinkles on my sugar cookies for extra color, but you can always add your flair with frosting and decorations.

If you’re in a cinch and need treats on the table in no time, this oatmeal cookie recipe is your best bet.

A mix of all-natural ingredients—including oats, raisins, and butter—makes these cookies a wholesome snack you can feel good about.

In less than 20 minutes, you can have a tray of home-baked cookies ready to share.

Now that’s the sort of delectable treat some days call for—not a lot of fuss but a whole lot of flavor.

Can’t get enough sugar cookies?

Neither can I!

This time, though, we’re infusing these traditional goodies with a burst of citrus.

A thick, creamy orange frosting is the crowning glory of these delightful treats!

If this sounds like the stuff of your confectionary dreams, then you need to try this recipe ASAP.

There isn’t a soul on this planet who can resist the allure of chocolate chip cookies.

Chocolate chips, butter, and sugars are combined in this recipe to create the ultimate indulgence.

One bite of these melt-in-your-mouth cookies can make all your problems disappear.

There’s a reason this is one of the most beloved treats—it goes beyond mere satisfaction and into unadulterated bliss.

Ok, full disclosure—raisins on their own aren’t my favorite.

But when these sweet dried fruits are baked into cookies with oats and cinnamon?

I’m sold!

Adding ginger and allspice, this friendship bread recipe transforms the humble raisin into a flavor powerhouse.

What makes buttermilk cookies so special?

It’s not just the subtle tang of the buttermilk.

It’s also the texture they offer.

These treats have a fluffy texture that yields when you bite into them.

If you don’t have these in your cookie selection yet, you’re missing out!

These gingersnap cookies have just the right kick of spice, thanks to a blend of cinnamon, ginger, and cloves.

The soft and chewy texture is an added bonus for me, but you can always up the baking time if you prefer a crunchier cookie.

Ironically, these “spellbinder” cookies have been served in church gatherings in Amish communities.

With optional coconut and chopped nuts, these cookies are sure to leave you spellbound.

The margarine-based glaze is a real winner here and helps make these treats a favorite among kids and adults alike.

Snickers are already a favorite candy, but when they’re nestled inside of a cookie?

It’s a whole other level of indulgence.

Peanut butter cookies make the perfect vessel for Snickers, and a hint of vanilla adds excellent depth to this recipe.

This is exactly what you need when you want to add a little something extra to your cookie spread.

There are people who like their sugar cookies plain, and then there are people who want something with a bit of flair.

These chocolate-studded sugar cookies are for the latter group.

The addition of peppermint extract helps to impart an invigorating flavor and a unique aroma that will tantalize your taste buds.

Apples are one of the most beloved fruits, and this cookie is a great way to enjoy them even when they’re not in season.

It’s like a bite of autumn in these pillowy apple cookies that are topped with a sweet glaze.

I’m sure you can guess what the main ingredient is in this recipe!

Fresh pumpkin puree adds a distinct flavor and texture to these cookies that pair perfectly with the creamy caramel frosting.

The bottom line

When it comes to baked goods, tried-and-tested recipes from the Amish communities are always a good place to start.

The cookie recipes featured here barely scratch the surface of what’s out there—but it’s certainly enough to get you started.

So go on and bake up a storm—you’ll love them!

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13 Authentic Amish Cookie Recipe Assortment

13 Authentic Amish Cookie Recipe Assortment

These 13 traditional Amish cookie recipes are the epitome of simplicity, but that doesn't mean they're short on flavor–you'll love these sweet treats!


  • Amish Maple Iced Cookies
  • Old-Fashioned Amish Sugar Cookies
  • Amish Oatmeal Cookies
  • Iced Orange Amish Sugar Cookies
  • Decadent Amish Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Amish Friendship Bread Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
  • Amish Buttermilk Cookies
  • Soft & Chewy Amish Gingersnap Cookies
  • Amish Spellbinder Cookies
  • Snickers Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies
  • Amish Peppermint Chocolate Chip Sugar Cookies
  • Iced Amish Apple Cookies
  • Amish Pumpkin Cookies With Caramel Frosting


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