18 March 2008

Lemon Sugar Cookies

2 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup shortening
1 egg
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp lemon extract
In medium bowl mix flour, baking powder and salt thoroughly.
In large bowl cream butter and shortening. Add sugar and cream again. Add egg and beat until light in color and fluffy. Stir in lemon extract.
Add flour mixture in 2 or 3 portions, stirring until smooth.
Shape into small balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Press cookies out with glass bottom dipped in sugar. Bake 6-9 minutes at 350° until delicately browned at edge.
Makes approximately 3 dozen cookies.

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