- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 2/3 cup vegetable oil
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus 1-2 tablespoons
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup confectioners’ sugar
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- Decorating sugar
Preheat oven to 400°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, oil, vanilla, lemon zest and sugar until mixture thickens.
In a medium bowl, stir together 2 cups flour, baking powder and salt. Blend flour mixture into egg mixture. If needed, add 1-2 tablespoons flour to make a soft dough.
Use a small scoop to drop cookies about 2” apart on prepared baking sheets. Flatten with greased bottom of glass dipped in sugar. If desired, sprinkle on colored sanding sugar. A variation is to omit the sugar and decorate with Lemon Glaze.
Bake 8 – 10 minutes or until a delicate brown. Remove immediately from baking sheet and cool on rack.
If desired, in a small bowl whisk together the confectioners’ sugar and lemon juice. Drizzle over cookies and sprinkle with decorating sugar.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING (1 COOKIE, 18g): 80 calories, 40 calories from fat, 5g total fat, 1g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 10mg cholesterol, 65mg sodium, 9g total carbohydrate, 0g dietary fiber, 3g sugars, 1g protein, 14mcg folate, 0mg vitamin C, 0mg iron, 8mg calcium.
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