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Lemon Sugar Cookies

Source: www.cookbooks.com/Recipe-Details.aspx?id=567203

Ingredients

  1. 3 3/4 c. sifted all-purpose flour
  2. 3 tsp. baking powder
  3. 1/4 tsp. salt
  4. 1/2 c. soft shortening
  5. 1 c. granulated sugar
  6. 1 egg
  7. 1/2 c. fresh lemon juice
  8. granulated sugar

Directions

  1. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt.
  2. Heat oven to 400°.
  3. Work shortening in a bowl until creamy.
  4. Add the 1 cup granulated sugar and beat until well blended.
  5. Add egg; beat thoroughly.
  6. Add sifted dry ingredients alternately with lemon juice to creamed mixture.
  7. Beat until smooth.
  8. Cover and chill 1 hour.
  9. Roll a small portion of dough at a time on a lightly floured board to a thickness of about 1/4-inch.
  10. (Keep rest of dough refrigerated.)
  11. Cut with a 2-inch cookie cutter.
  12. Place cookies 2 inches apart on a lightly greased cookie sheet and sprinkle with granulated sugar.
  13. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, until edges are lightly browned.
  14. Cool on wire racks.
  15. Makes about 4 to 5 dozen cookies.