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Lemon Drop Sugar Cookies

Yield 8 dozen

Ingredients

  • 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

How to Make It

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

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

  3. 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.

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