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Drop Sugar Cookies

From Coos Bay, Oregon, Shirley Brazel shares a recipe she's been relying on for more than 25 years. The cookies have a crisp edge, soft center and subtle lemon flavor. Choose colored sugar to tailor them to any occasion.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    about 3-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 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 zest 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.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 140 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 101mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.
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