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Monday, December 20, 2010

♥ Jelly-Topped Sugar Cookies ♥

* 3/4 cup sugar
* 3/4 cup canola oil
* 2 eggs
* 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
* 1 teaspoon lemon extract
* 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
* 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 peel. 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.

Yield: about 3-1/2 dozen.

~~Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2002~~

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