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  • Servings: 8
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These cookies are very tasty! My friends love them

This dough tends to be very temperamental and I've found that if I freeze the dough it works better for slicing.


  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 2 Tbs. butter, softened
  • 1 cup superfine sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3/4 tsp. lemon extract
  • 1 lemon, zest and juice of
  • Confectioners' sugar for dusting after baking


  • In a small bowl sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer beat together shortening and butter until creamy.
  • Slowly add sugar and continue beating until light and fluffy stopping to scrape down sides of bowl.
  • Beat in vanilla, lemon extract, zest and juice.
  • Stir in flour mixture until a soft dough is formed.
  • Place dough into a large sheet of plastic wrap or wax paper and using wrap as a guide roll dough into a
  • 1 1/2" diameter log.
  • Wrap tightly and refrigerate for 5 hours or overnight.(** or freeze)
  • Pre heat oven to 350*F.
  • Line sheet pans with parchment paper.
  • Unwrap cookie dough and using a thin knife slice dough crosswise into 1/8" thick slices.
  • Place dough approximately 1-2" apart on cookie sheet and bake for about 8 minutes or until dough is light golden around edges of cookie but still pale in the center.
  • Remove sheet pans to a cooling rack and let cookies cool for about 2-3 minutes on sheet pan.
  • Using a thin spatula remove cookies to cooling rack and completely cool.
  • Dust with confectioners' sugar before serving.

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