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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies

I would love it if you would visit two of my blog friends who are celebrating fantastic accomplishments. Johanna at Silber + Rosen is hosting her first blog party, International Christmas Cookies. Each Wednesday in November she will host this wonderful Christmas Cookie Exchange. Stop by to find a new recipe for your holiday menu.

I am also joining Michelle for Foodie Friday at Designs by Gollum. Michelle is on Cloud 9 because her book, Gone with a Handsomer Man, is set to be published in May 2011 by St.Martin's Press/Minotaur Books. How awesome is that? Pay her a visit and read an excerpt from her book.

I love these Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies because they are soft and sweet with a hint of lemon. I can't think of a quicker cookie recipe either. I make these for dessert sometimes because they can be made while dinner is cooking.

Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies

2 Eggs
2/3 Cup Vegetable Oil
2 Teaspoons Vanilla
1 Teaspoon Grated Lemon Zest
1 Cup Sugar
2 Cups All-purpose Flour
2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
1/2 Teaspoon Salt

Beat eggs until well blended in large bowl. Stir in the vegetable oil, vanilla, and and lemon zest. Blend in the sugar until mixture thickens. Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt together and add slowly to the wet ingredients. Please note: the batter will be very soft. Drop by teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake 8 minutes in a 400 degree preheated oven. This recipe makes 3 dozen cookies.


  1. Greetings from Australia! I have come to visit via Johanna's cookie party.

    I have seen a few recipes for sugar cookies around blogland but they seem to contain a lot of shortening. I really like the look of your recipe. Thank you so much for sharing it. I will definitely try it soon!

    Best wishes,

  2. Now I'm going to be smelling sugar cookies in my dreams tonight. I'm with Natasha, they do seem lighter since they don't have shortening in them!

  3. They look like "traditional" sugar cookies La, just great! An added bonus that they can be mixed and baked quickly too:@)

  4. They look really tasty and easy. This one is going in my file.

  5. Hi La
    I just love sugar cookies. The old fashioned sugar cookie is the best. With the holidays there are so many wonderful sweets to bake. Thanks so much for visiting My Cozy Corner.

  6. Hi La,
    thank you so much for joining my blog party. Your sugar cookies look indeed very yummy. Easy and fast recipes are always my favours. I will bake those, too.
    Thank your for the sweet recipe and have a nice day.
    Greetings, Johanna

  7. I've know La for 37 years now and have watched her grow and become a fantastic cook!! I also had the great pleasure of eating one of her awesome dinners of roast, smashed potatoes, gravy, corn etc, etc. It was one of the best roasts I have eaten in a very long time!! Really reminded me of earlier days when Mom was still with us! Anyway, I'm positive these cookies will be the best you've eaten in a long time!! Thanks La, we all love you!!!

  8. You can't beat a good chewy sugar cookie! YUM!~Hugs, Patti

  9. Oh, La! This is my favorite kind of cookie! They look so yummy! Hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

  10. yum! cookies are the best! Consider linking to my food blog North Dakota Kitchen, I have a new page called holiday treats that will be open to links all season! I just made a pumpkin tiramasu... waiting to taste it tonight!

  11. We love cookies so much..with tea, coffee, icy cold milk...and these...ummm, they sound so good. Mr. Sweet loves a soft cookie..I go for I take half of them out of the oven quicker than the other half. Can't wait to try these..:))

  12. I think sugar cookies are my favorite. These look heavenly.

  13. Sugar cookies are perfect for the upcoming holidays. These look great. By the way, I'm holding a CSN giveaway on my blog and you're welcome to come by and enter.


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