Sugar Cookies

Sugar cookies are such a classic dessert. Growing up, when someone mentioned sugar cookies, I always thought of the kind that you roll out and cut using cookie cutters. Since moving out of my parent’s house, I’ve realized that not all sugar cookies are rolled out. Some are just dropped onto a cookie sheet like chocolate chip cookies. Crazy what you learn when you start to grow up…

These sugar cookies are brought to you via Bizzy Bakes since it’s time again for The Secret Recipe Club. I’ve really enjoyed my time with the club, but work has gotten to a crazy level and I’m going to be taking a break from SRC for a few months. I’m sure I’ll be back since it’s been so much fun “meeting” new bloggers every month.

These cookies would be perfect for any occasion since you can use any color of sugar that you prefer. The lemon zest provides just a subtle hint of something so the flavor isn’t too flat. Be sure not to overbake these so they’re not hard and gross (mine baked for 8 minutes).

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Sugar Cookies

Everyone loves sugar cookies - these come together in minutes!

Yield: 2 dozen cookies

Ingredients:

2 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
2/3 cup vegetable oil
2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp grated lemon peel
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
colored sugar

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350F.

In a large bowl, beat the eggs, sugar, oil, vanilla and lemon peel until blended.

Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually beat into egg mixture.

Use a cookie scoop to drop batter onto greased baking sheets.

Flatten with a glass dipped in water. Sprinkle with colored sugar.

Bake for 8-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.

Cool for 1-2 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.

Recipe from Bizzy Bakes

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9 Responses to “Friday Faves – Two Peas and Their Pod makes Pomegranate White Chocolate Chunk Cookies”

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    The Small Boston Kitchen — January 14, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    What a great idea for a cookie! I love the pictures, and that you thought the add pomegranate to cookies…will have to give these a try, great post!

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    Blog is the New Black — January 14, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    I made TPATP’s pom cookies, too! Delicious! Yours look awesome.

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    Cathy B. @ Brightbakes — January 14, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    These never fail to make me think “What a great idea”…Pomegranate in a cookie is so unique and pretty! (and tasty!)
    love,
    cathy b.

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    Fun and Fearless in Beantown — January 14, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    I love the pairing of pomegranate and white chocolate. I’ve never eaten that flavor combination before but I can how imagine how good it tastes!

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    Rachel — January 14, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Looks delicious!!

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    Daisy — January 14, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    cute blog name! this combo sounds amazing!

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    Megan — January 14, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    Maria has such a great blog… and those cookies sound so good. I kind of want to make a chocolate cookie with pomegranate seeds now.

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    Maria — January 14, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    Thanks again for having me! This was fun:) I hope your readers like the cookies, we sure do:)

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    Peggy — January 16, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    I love little “experiments” that go so right! Can’t wait to try these cookies!

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