Lemon Oatmeal Sugar Cookies


2-3/4 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, at room temperature
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 cup quick oats


Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar; add eggs, beating well. Beat in lemon rind and juice. Gradually add flour mixture, then stir in oats. Chill dough thoroughly (at least 2 hours). Roll level tablespoonfuls of dough into balls and place onto greased cookie sheets, allowing room for cookies to spread. Using a flat-bottomed glass or custard cup that has been greased and dipped into sugar, flatten each ball to a ¼-inch thickness (dip the glass into sugar each time). Bake at 375 degrees F until lightly browned around the edges, about 8 to 10 minutes. Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute, then carefully move to a wire rack.


4 dozen cookies


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Do you grind up the oats? The photo of the cookies show a delicate cookie. If you're adding quick oats without grinding them to a powder, the cookies would be a lot lumpier. Still, I'll try it and try to post a pic of the result. :)

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We hope you enjoy the recipe, Jane!

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