By Kevin Williams
Roll the credits....the star of these recipes? Her name is Sugar! White or brown, confectioners or powdered, these 5 sugary Amish treats are tops! (unless you are diabetic, dislike going to the dentist, or want to lose weight, which is probably most of us!)
WORLD'S BEST SUGAR COOKIES: These cookies live up to their lofty title. Click here to enjoy!
BROWN SUGAR PIE: This one really is bliss in a crust. And if you are planning your Thanksgiving meal, this pie might well be one to consider for your list! Click here.
BROWN SUGAR DUMPLINGS: These are as good as they sound! Click here.
AMISH SUGAR CREAM PIE: This is an absolute mainstay among the Indiana Amish. Click here.
MICHIGAN SUGAR ROCKS
And our final "sugar star" in this act: Michigan Sugar Rocks. Comes from an Amish woman in, yes, Michigan. SIGH, another recipe that begs for a story behind the name but she could provide none. So the assumption is that these sugar treats look like rocks when you are done baking.
Here is the recipe
1 1 /2 cups brown sugar
3 /4 cup shortening
3 cups flour (scant)
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon soda
1 pound dates, chopped fine
1 1 /2 cups walnut pieces
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 /4 teaspoon salt.
Mix all together until well combined and drop by teaspoon onto cookie sheet and bake.