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Lemon Refrigerator Cookies

 Lemon Refrigerator Cookies
This recipe brings back warm memories of watching my mom bake when I was a girl. To this day, the holidays wouldn't be the same without these cookies.
96 ServingsPrep: 10 min. + chilling Bake: 25 min./batch


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Lemon Extract
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans


  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat
  • in the egg and extracts. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt;
  • gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in pecans. Shape
  • into two 9-in. rolls; wrap each in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 2
  • hours or until firm.
  • Unwrap dough; cut into 1/8 -in. slices. Place 1 in. apart on
  • ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 250° for 21-22 minutes or until
  • edges are golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 8
  • dozen.
Editor's Note: The oven temperature is correct as printed.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white

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Lemon Refrigerator Cookies (continued)

Wine (continued)
wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.