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


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


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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