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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12 Responses to “Sugar Cookie Bars”

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    Katie — April 7, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    YUMMY YUMMY YUMMY! I love this idea!! 🙂

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    cateskitchen — April 7, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    Perfect! I crave sugar cookies a lot but just can’t handle the rolling out process sometimes.

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    wyndesnow — April 7, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    These look yummy! My kids are always asking me to make sugar cookies and I start out strong and by the end am regretting making them. This may be the perfect tradeoff.

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    madebymel — April 7, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    Yum! These look delicious and way easier than frosting individual cookies!

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    Kerstin — April 7, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    What a great idea – I rarely take the time to make cookies since bars are so much faster and just as tasty. I love all the sprinkles too 🙂

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    bcallegra — April 8, 2009 at 1:16 am

    Just the recipe I was looking for – I may have to try it this week as an Easter treat for my coworkers.

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    Jen — April 8, 2009 at 2:15 am

    Anyone who is thinking about making these definitely should. They’re seriously SO GOOD. I just made them Sunday and I’m making them again for Easter.

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    Mermaid Sweets — April 8, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    I had the same reaction when they popped up in my google reader – and now again this time. They are on my list!

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    Dawn — April 12, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    I keep seeing these and now I must try them. I love, no crave, sugar cookies all the time.

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    finsmom — April 14, 2009 at 4:22 am

    I will be making this soon! Looks incredible!
    Thanks for sharing!

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    Ingrid — April 14, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    Yum, I’ve made these before. They are excellent and soooo much easier. Yours looks good. I’m going to try them with buttercream instead of cream cheese frosting next time.
    ~ingrid

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    Hui Min — July 18, 2010 at 6:00 am

    I think it will be better to put up the size of the baking pan too.
    Thank you very much for the recipe. =D

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