Crisp Lemon Sugar Cookies

Crisp Lemon Sugar Cookies

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"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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  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter, shortening and sugar. Beat in egg, milk and extracts. Combine the flour, salt and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture. Shape into 1-in. balls or drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Flatten with a glass dipped in sugar. Bake at 400 degrees F for 9-11 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Immediately remove to wire racks to cool.

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Substituted all butter for shortening. Some tips to help you get the nice, lemmony, crisp cookie that you want. First, don't use lemon juice. Lemon juice isn't really suited for these cookies....

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Kind of bland to me. I opted to use fresh lemon juice instead of extract and they still were not very lemoney. The cookie was not as crisp as I would have thought and just needed something.........

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Substituted all butter for shortening. Some tips to help you get the nice, lemmony, crisp cookie that you want. First, don't use lemon juice. Lemon juice isn't really suited for these cookies....

I've made these cookies twice now and love them, but did change the recipe slightly. I used all butter (unsalted) 1 1/2 tsp lemon zest and 1/2 tsp lemon juice instead of the lemon extract. I a...

Made even better with the following adj. additional 1/4 cup sugar, used butter only,1/2 tsp salt, 2 tsp lemon extract and zest of 1 lemon. Baked @ 375 for 8 min. No need to flatten before baki...

These were wonderful! I did not have shortening so I used ALL butter and they still came out great! I especially liked the fact that you don't have to refrigerate the dough. Because this recipe ...

I loved these. They are very delicate and strong on lemon flavor (smell is great). My only observation is that they don't keep for more than a couple of days.

Loved the flavor and the texture. I thought they were a little salty and will use all butter and leave out the salt next time. I used 1 teaspoon lemon extract and 1 teaspoon lemon juice. thanks ...

Just what I was looking for! I did not have butter flavor shortening so I used regular shortening. Came out just fine. I also made a glaze for the top with lemon juice and powdered sugar. mmmmm

Everybody loved these. I did add some extra lemon extract. I also cut the recipe in half b/c I was making many different kinds of cookies for a cookout. I used the whole egg (I couldn't figur...

Delish. The cookies turned out the perfect consistency. I used 1c butter as well. Also used fresh lemon juice but really didn't tast lemon after the cookies baked. I will probably add a lemon g...

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