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Crisp Lemon Sugar Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch

Makes

about 6-1/2 dozen

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
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 2 teaspoons lemon extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • Additional sugar

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.

Nutrition Facts

2 cookies: 96 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 87mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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