Drop Sugar Cookies
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
Makesabout 3-1/2 dozen
I teach baking and pastry to high school students. I tried this recipe for my beginner classes and it was wonderful. I didn't find the dough to be sticky, at all. I left out the lemon peel, and used colored sugars for Christmas. I'm making them with some more students tomorrow, so I'll update if there are issues.
Boy, what a job! Sticky dough that wouldn't come out of the dropper, the dough seemed like cream puff dough. I think it was the number of eggs. No recipes I've used had the same number of eggs per c. of flour. Had to work with the mounds to get nice rounds. Got puffy cake-like instead of cookies. Could not flatten them very well without adding more sugar but did not because I plan to frost them and try to limit sugar as much as possible. It did work to flatten halfway through baking with a rubber spatula. Still a cakey consistency. Sorry to be so negative but wanted to be honest so a new baker isn't disappointed. I'm 64 so have made a lot of cookies. Possibly, the whole problem was not flattening them enough and ignoring all the added sugar. However the taste was great with pure vanilla. Will find a different sugar cookie recipe.
I love how easy these cookies are to make, and they taste really good too! My husband is a real sugar cookie fan, and he really enjoyed these. I plan on making these often.
Meant mention in my review just entered(bj51),I did find it necessary to sprinkle additional sugar on top before baking.I guess the oil absorbs it.
Just tried these today-the kids are coming later! I decided to substitute...just because! So:I added 1 and 1/2 tsp lemon peel instead of the one tsp called for,substituted the vanilla extract with lemon extract,and added 1/4 tsp cream of tartar,an ingredient found in most of my sugar cookie recipes.Very quick,easy to make up and are a nice crisp texture! Will def make again!!Yum!
These are very easy, and I like that they do not use shortening. I substituted half the flour with whole-wheat flour to make them healthier, which made the dough look darker but they came out of the oven with a nice light color. The dough was kind of sticky and not very thick, so I did not flatten them with a glass. They came out a bit puffy, but I like my cookies that way. I made a half batch and only ended up with 14 cookies, so they don't make as many as the recipe states.
Is this really the right picture for this recipe?
These are so easy to make, although it doesn't make many! Don't be afraid of the dough's elasticity, it will work with you. I rolled small balls in my sugar, can mix up a variety of sugars for different holidays, or roll in chocolate jimmies. Just like the ones I remember from the bakery! Cinnamon sugar would be nice on these also, if you flavored with just vanilla, or with vanilla and almond extracts.
Good flavor. The dough seemed really elastic so I needed to refrigerate it first? I thought it might be the use of the oil instead of butter or shortening.
These are the best sugar cookies ever, so easy to make