Lemon Drop Sugar Cookies

Oxmoor House
8 dozen


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1 cup shortening
2 cups sugar, divided
2 eggs
1 teaspoon lemon extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt


Cream shortening in a large mixing bowl; gradually add 1 1/2 cups sugar, beating well. Add eggs and flavorings; beat well.

Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a small mixing bowl; gradually add to creamed mixture, stirring well.

Drop dough by heaping teaspoonfuls 3 inches apart onto greased cookie sheets. Gently press cookies with a fork to flatten. Sprinkle each cookie with remaining sugar. Bake at 375° for 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from cookie sheets, and cool on wire racks.

Created date

February 2010