Halloween is officially over, and the holidays are right around the corner. This sugar cookie recipe is simple, classic sugar cookie that I often made for holiday parties and dinners. It has been requested on a number of occasions. I found this recipe in one of my Grandmother’s old cookbooks, and I had actually lost it for awhile. Since these sugar cookies have always been such a hit, I wanted to find the recipe for the upcoming holiday season. My mother finally found the recipe, and I thought it would be a good cookie recipe for my daughter and I to make together.
She loves to help me cook. She loves to bake more than anything else. This recipe is good for teaching some fundamentals for baking. Since it is short and sweet, I could keep the attention of my energetic 4 year old long enough for her to finish the cookies. These sugar cookies are soft and moist. There is a subtle hint of lemon that is not too overpowering. They are great just as plain sugar cookies. I let my daughter decorate half of them with frosting and leftover Halloween candy just to let her experiment. We both enjoyed are time together, and she finished with a nice sugar high after she consumed handfuls of sugar, candy, and green frosting. Well worth it!
2/3 cup of vegetable oil
2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. grated lemon rind
3/4 cup sugar
2 cups of flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Beat eggs with fork. Stir in oil, vanilla, and rind. Blend in sugar until mixture thickens. Blend flour, baking powder, and2 salt, stir in. Drop by teaspoonful 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten with greased bottom of glass dipped in sugar. Bake 8 to 10 minutes.
Courtesy of one of the oldest Betty Crocker cookbooks I have ever seen!