Sugar Saucers from Annie's Eats adapted from The Pastry Queen
2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
8 tbsp unsalted butter, at room temp
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup sugar, plus extra for sugaring the tops of cookies
1/2 cup confectioners sugar
1 large egg
2 tsp vanilla extract
Zest of half a lemon
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parment paper or a silicone baking mat. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt. Whisk together to blend and set aside.
In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter on medium speed until speed until smooth, about 1 minute. Add the vegetable oil and beat on medium-high speed until incorporated. Mix in the granulated sugar and confectioners sugar until well blended, about 1 minute.
Beat in the egg until incorporated. Blend in the vanilla and lemon zest. With the mixer on low speed blend in the dry ingredients just until incorporated. Refrigerate the dough for 1 hour or freeze for 15 minutes before proceeding.
Using a cookie scoop, drop the dough onto the prepared baking sheet, spacing the cookies at least 2 inches apart. Press the dough down to evenly flatten slightly and sprinkle with additional sugar. Bake about 11-13 minutes for large cookies, 7-9 minutes for smaller cookies, until the edges are golden. Let cool on baking sheets for about 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Repeat with any remaining dough. Store cookies in an airtight container.
And one more top view of how pretty these cookies were, they didnt last long!
Ok, now I think I am done posting about cookies for a while. Keep checking back this week, I am hosting my first giveaway :)
Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and looking forward to all the Holiday posts coming up!