Moonbeam Munchies Recipe
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup shortening
- 1 egg
- 2 teaspoons lemon extract
- 5-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1/2 cup water
- 5 drops yellow food coloring
- 1. In a large bowl, cream sugar and shortening. Add egg and extract. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; add to the creamed mixture alternately with sour milk. Mix well. Refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.
- 2. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with a round cookie cutter. If desired, cut some circles in half and form into half moon shapes. Place on greased baking sheets.
- 3. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until the edges begin to brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.
- 4. Combine water and food coloring; brush over cooled cookies. Let dry completely. Store in airtight containers. Yield: 6 dozen whole moons.
Editor's Note: Prepared refrigerator sugar cookie dough can also be used.
2 each: 166 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 73mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.