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Melt-In-Your-Mouth Lemon Cutouts

Total Time

Prep: 35 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling

Makes

5 dozen

Full of lemony flavor, these cookies are great for any time of year and always popular with family and friends.—Patricia C. Quinn, Omaha, Nebraska
Melt-In-Your-Mouth Lemon Cutouts Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • FROSTING :
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • Yellow colored sugar

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and extracts. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture.
  2. Preheat oven to 375°. Divide dough in half. On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 3-in. flower-shaped cookie cutter. Place 1 in. apart on greased baking sheets.
  3. Bake 6-8 minutes or until edges are light brown. Cool on pans 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  4. For frosting, in a bowl, beat cream cheese, shortening and extracts until blended. Gradually beat in confectioners’ sugar until smooth. Spread over cookies; sprinkle with colored sugar. Let stand until set. Store in airtight containers in the refrigerator.

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  • Kate
    Apr 1, 2020

    Do you happen to know how many calories are in these?

  • bbeese
    Mar 31, 2015

    These cookies were tasty and flavorful; however, I found the dough to be difficult to roll. It was very crumbly. I would not make this recipe again.

  • cskrn
    Mar 19, 2015

    These are delicious! I must have rolled the dough out thicker than the recipe called for because I only got 2 dozen cookies.

  • kslambert
    Mar 12, 2015

    Yummy!!