Prep Time
45 Mins
Chill Time
8 Hours
Bake Time
8 Mins
Makes about 3 dozen

Use any shape cookie cutter; just be aware that your choice may effect the yield.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.

Step 2

Beat butter, shortening, and sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer until blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating until blended after each addition. Stir in lemon rind, if desired, and vanilla extract.

Step 3

Add flour mixture to sugar mixture, beating until blended. Cover and chill 8 hours.

Step 4

Roll dough to 1/4-inch thickness on a lightly floured surface; cut with a 3-inch angel cookie cutter. Place on lightly greased baking sheets.

Step 5

Bake at 350° for 8 minutes or just until edges begin to brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. Decorate as desired with Buttercream Frosting.

Step 6

*1 can of ready-to-spread cream cheese frosting may be substituted.

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