This is my basic cookies recipe. I like to make the dough in advance, and then I bake the cookies when I have time later.
1 c sugar
1/2 c oil
1/4 c lemon juice, water or milk
1 t vanilla
3 c flour
1 t baking powder
Variations: 4 oz unsweetened chocolate, melted.
use brown sugar or half brown sugar/white sugar
1 c chopped nuts
1/4 c poppy seeds. Then also add lemon rind and lemon extract and lemon juice
1/2 c chopped apricots with orange rind and crushed pistachios outside
Outside the cookies roll
Roll cookies dough with ground nuts, cornmeal, colored sprinkles, cocoa and sugar or cinnamon sugar
Using food processor:
mix eggs, sugar(s), oil, liquid and vanilla. Add flour and baking power and pulse until just blended.
I use plastic wrap to shape dough into 2 logs which I then wrap in parchment paper and foil and store in freezer until ready to use. If desired, roll dough in nuts, sprinkles, sugar and cinnamon/cocoa.
Slice cookies about 1/8 inch thick. Bake cookies in 375*F oven on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper until lightly golden brown.
I used double insulated cookie sheets to prevent burning.
Here are different ways of baking them:
With this batch I either flattened the dough with a glass that I oiled and then dipped in sugar or used icing sugar.