Crispy Sugar Cookies Recipe

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Crispy Sugar Cookies Recipe
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Crispy Sugar Cookies Recipe

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MAKES:
24 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min.
MAKES:
24 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Colored sugar

Directions

In a mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs and lemon extract; mix well. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until easy to handle.
On a floured surface, roll dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with 2-1/2-in. cookie cutters. Place on greased baking sheets. Sprinkle with colored sugar. Bake at 400° for 7-9 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on wire racks. Yield: about 4 dozen.
Originally published as Crisp Sugar Cookies in Taste of Home February/March 2001, p14

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 141 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 121mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Colored sugar
  1. In a mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs and lemon extract; mix well. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until easy to handle.
  2. On a floured surface, roll dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with 2-1/2-in. cookie cutters. Place on greased baking sheets. Sprinkle with colored sugar. Bake at 400° for 7-9 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on wire racks. Yield: about 4 dozen.
Originally published as Crisp Sugar Cookies in Taste of Home February/March 2001, p14

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Diane User ID: 9295194 269990
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2017

"I made these cookies last week for a funeral luncheon, they were so well received, I will make them again. They taste great."

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helenjo User ID: 2421610 84568
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2009

"I love Lemon Cookies, My friend passed this on to me, they are so.... good.

Helen B."

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