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Lemon Oatmeal Sugar Cookies

This is an especially fun recipe to make with kids because they can roll the dough into balls and flatten them on the baking sheets. The lemon and oatmeal add a nice twist to traditional sugar cookies. —Susan Marshall, Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    6 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Additional sugar

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, lemon zest and lemon juice. In another bowl, whisk flour, oats, baking powder and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Refrigerate, covered, 2 hours or until firm enough to shape.
  • Preheat oven to 375°. Shape level tablespoons of dough into balls; place 2 in. apart on parchment-lined baking sheets. Coat bottom of a glass with cooking spray, then dip in sugar. Press cookies with bottom of glass to flatten, redipping in sugar as needed.
  • Bake until edges are light brown, 6-8 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 68 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 44mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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