Crisp Lemon Sugar Cookies Recipe
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Crisp Lemon Sugar Cookies Recipe

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I have had this recipe for about 40 years, and in that time I've made a few changes. These cookies are my husband's favorite, so I bake them for him almost every week. One of my daughter's friends still remembers having these special treats when she stopped in on her way home from school. -Dollie Ainley, Doniphan, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:39 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 39 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Lemon Extract
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • Additional sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 96 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 87 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter, shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, milk and extracts. Combine the flour, salt and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture.
  2. Shape into 1-in. balls or drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Flatten with a glass dipped in sugar.
  3. Bake at 400° for 9-11 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Immediately remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 6-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Crisp Lemon Sugar Cookies in Reminisce May/June 2001, p49

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 96 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 87 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

Reviews for Crisp Lemon Sugar Cookies

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Reviewed Dec. 22, 2013

"Perfect! My new favorite!"

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Reviewed Jan. 4, 2013

"During baking some of the lemon flavor disappears, so in the future I'd do three teaspoons of lemon extract and no vanilla."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2012

"These cookies are so good! With real lemon flavor. I used all butter, a turkey egg, and Sugar in the Raw. My husband is the cookie monster and he agrees, they are great! This recipe is now in my personal recipe book!"

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Reviewed Mar. 27, 2011

"http://carriescookiecountdown.blogspot.com/"

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Reviewed Feb. 8, 2011

"Have we had butter flavored shortening 40 years--or is this a new update from the original?"

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