Super Simple Sugar Cookies

sugar_cookiesWell the weather finally cooled down enough last night that i decided it was safe to make some cookies…i wanted the sugar variety, but needed a new recipe, so i started looking and ended-up finding this oneWho knew that you could use Vegetable Oil instead of butter or shortening in cookies!?  ~ These cookies are different than most other sugar cookies i’ve had, they have a softer, fluffy, almost-cake-like texture, but-  Based on my results (the finished cookies)  I would have to say that this recipe has ranked itself pretty high on the list as far as a “family-favorite” at my house! 🙂

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel (optional)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Additional sugar or colored sugar

Directions: 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.
Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Flatten with a glass dipped in sugar. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool for 1-2 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.  Yield: about 3-1/2 dozen.

Have any of you used  substitutes for butter or shortening in your cookies before?   Give a shout-out if you have any tried-&true tips or substitutes that you’d  like to share! 🙂

~as always ~       

Happy Baking & Bon Appètit!

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