Jelly-Topped Sugar Cookies
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
Makesabout 3-1/2 dozen
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup canola oil
- 2 large eggs, room temperature
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon lemon extract
- 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup jam or jelly
- In a large bowl, beat sugar and oil until blended. Beat in eggs, extracts and lemon zest. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt; gradually add to sugar mixture and mix well.
- Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Coat bottom of a glass with cooking spray, then dip in sugar. Flatten cookies with prepared glass, redipping in sugar as needed.
- Place 1/4 teaspoon jelly in the center of each cookie. Bake at 400° for 8-10 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 84 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 52mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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Sep 20, 2015
My mom has been making these easy sugar cookies since she was a child. A great sugar cookie recipe to use when out of butter! Like my mom and other reviewers, I do occasionally need to add an additional extra table spoon of flour. Don't let that fact scare you from this tasty cookie! Good with or without jelly topping. As a volunteer food editor with Taste of Home I love using these classic recipes.
Feb 4, 2015
Aug 25, 2012
I've made these amazing cookies and my family loved them. I tweaked the ingredients a bit and they turned out delicious.
Dec 1, 2011
I don't see any issue between the ingredients and the instructions. Mine came out a little spread so I added a tablespoon of flour and they were great!
Dec 23, 2008
This cookie was spread too much and the batter was too runny and could not be pressed down as directed. The instructions in the cookbook itself are correct, but here they are wrong.
Dec 22, 2008
kind of confusing: ingredients list baking powder, but directions say to add baking soda. Which one is correct? Sharon
Dec 17, 2008
Re: Jelly-Topped Sugar CookiesSo what are the ingredients. Does the vanilla and lemon extract still belong. I want to make these cookies but I want them to come out the correct way.Jankel
Dec 16, 2008
It does seem that a recipe for ginger cookies got mixed up in this recipe. Easy enough to just leave out the goofy ingredients. ... ginger, cinnamon and cloves.
Dec 16, 2008
The list of ingredients and the ingredients in the directions do not match - causes confusion in cooking.