Amish Community Cookbook: Simply Delicious Recipes from Amish and Mennonite Homes

The Amish people are renowned for their rich agricultural heritage, strong community spirit, and good old-fashioned, stick-to-your-ribs comfort food. Recipes express their close connection to the land and reliance on fresh, natural ingredients.

Filled with favorite recipes gathered from Amish cooks across the United States and Canada, the newly-released Amish Community Cookbook: Simply Delicious Recipes from Amish and Mennonite Homes by Carole Roth Giagnocavo and the Mennonite Central Committee provides recipes that have been bringing families and communities together at the table for generations.

“Inside, are recipes for everything from apple butter to chicken pot-pie, ham loaf to classic mashed potatoes. The book is also filled with interesting facts and fun stories about many of the recipes, sure to surprise and delight any cook,” Carole Roth Giagnocavo says.


A small taste of what this cookbook shares…

Rich Sugar Cookies










1 cup butter

1 cup white sugar

1 cup powdered sugar

1 cup oil

2 eggs, beaten

2 teaspoons vanilla

1 teaspoon cream of tartar

1 teaspoon baking soda

5 ¼ cups flour


Powdered Icing

1 cup powdered sugar

½ teaspoon vanilla

1-2 tablespoons milk

Food coloring (optional)


Blend sugars, butter, and oil; add beaten eggs and vanilla. Mix dry ingredients together and add to egg mixture. Drop onto cookie sheets with your favorite size of cookie scoop; flatten with a fork. Bake at 350 F for 10 minutes

For icing, mix powdered sugar, vanilla, milk (1 tablespoon at a time), and food coloring until spreadable (mixture will thicken slightly as it sets).


Some other recipes found in Amish Community Cookbook are:

  • Apple Dumplings
  • Baked Corn
  • Barn Raising Dinner
  • Bread and Butter Pickles
  • Brown Butter Noodles
  • Chicken Pot Pie
  • Corn Soup With Rivels
  • Ham and Bean Soup
  • Pork and Sauerkraut
  • Red Beet Eggs
  • Red Velvet Cake
  • “Wet Bottom” ShooFly Pie


About The Mennonite Central Committee
Mennonite Central Committee (MCC)is a global, nonprofit organization that strives to share God s love and compassion for all through relief, development and peace. MCC serves in more than fifty countries around the world, reaching out to those who have been struck by war, famine, and natural disaster by providing food and other aid. Each year, Mennonite relief sales raise close to five million dollars for the support of MCC’s relief efforts around the world. Almost all of the recipes in this book were collected from relief sales, and include some of the favorite dishes from those events.

About Fox Chapel Publishing
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