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  • 2 cup butter
  • 2 cup sugar
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 4 tsp finely shredded lemon peel
  • (the peel from 2 small lemons)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 5 cups flour


  • In a large bowl, beat butter until smooth. Add sugar and beat until light and fluffy.
  • Add egg yolks, vanilla, lemon peel and salt. Beat until smooth.
  • Beating on low speed, gradually add flour. Stir by hand, if necessary.
  • May be used in cookie press or shaped into balls or logs by hand.
  • Bake at 400 until just SET, but not brown. Will only take a few minutes.
  • Frost by drizzling with frosting made of lemon juice, powdered sugar and yellow food coloring.
  • Note: Save egg whites to use in Coconut Macaroon recipe

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