When I was a child, these golden cookies were a special treat from my grandmother, who often invited me to tea parties at her house. Now when I make these cookies. I remember those warm special times.
- 1 cup shortening
- 2 cups sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 6 tablespoons milk
- In a bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs and extract; beat well. Add remaining ingredients; mix well. Chill for 1-2 hours. Shape into 1-1/4-in. balls. Place 2-1/2 in. apart on lightly greased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 11-13 minutes or until lightly browned (do not overbake). Cool 1 minute on pan before removing to a wire rack. Yield: 5-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Grandma's Tea Cakes in Reminisce July/August 1994, p53
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