Der Dutchman is a chain of Amish-style restaurants populating parts of Ohio, Indiana, and Florida. They do a good job of delivering Amish ambiance to those seeking it. Because they make and bake food in such large quantities I don't think it'll ever be the same as eating in an authentic Amish kitchen,but they do deliver a good experience for visitors.
These are some "summer sour cream cut-out cookies" which I found at Der Dutchman's in Plain City a few days ago. They didn't last long here. And, frankly, I'm not quite sure how "summer" sour cream cut-outs are different than winter ones? I think it may have to do with the shapes. No angels, bells, or Christmas tree shapes, just simple rounds or beach-style star-fish with electric-colored frosting.
Combine their nice light taste with the funky frosting and, yea, it's a summer cut-out. I reverse engineered the recipe using their ingredient label and some archived Amish cut-out recipes I had on hand and here it is!:) Enjoy! The cookies at Der Dutchman, by the way, did not have cream cheese frosting. You can use the Amish recipe for cream cheese frosting below (one of my favorites) or just make your own.
- Change Servings
- 5 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup shortening
- 2 cups white sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups sour cream
- Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside.
- In a large bowl, cream together the shortening and sugar until smooth.
- Beat in the eggs one at a time then stir in the vanilla and sour cream.
- Gradually mix in the sifted ingredients until just blended.
- Cover or wrap dough and chill overnight.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Grease cookie sheets.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to ¼ inch in thickness.
- Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters.
- Place cookies 1½ inches apart onto cookie sheets.
- Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, until edges are lightly browned.
- Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
- /2 cup butter (no substitutions)
- 8 ounces cream cheese (at room temperature)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 lb powdered sugar
- milk, to thin if needed
- food coloring (optional)
- Cream butter, cream cheese, and vanilla together.
- Gradually add powder sugar until blended.
- Thin with milk to desired consistency.
- If adding coloring paste, you may not need milk to thin.
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