This was my great-great grandmother's recipe. We make it every year and ice the cookies, rather than sugaring them!

Kathy

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
60
Yield:
3 to 5 dozen
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Ingredients

60
Original recipe yields 60 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Cream the sugar with the shortening. Stir in the egg, salt and lemon flavoring.

  • Combine the milk and the evaporated milk. Dissolve the baking soda in the milks. Add this mixture to the creamed mixture and combine well. Stir in enough of the flour to make a stiff dough.

  • You can either roll out the dough and cut with cookie cutters or roll the dough into balls and press flat with the bottom of a glass. If desired sprinkle the cookies with sugar before baking.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees CO for 10 to 12 minutes or until cookies are soft and lightly browned around the edges. Be careful not to overbake!

Nutrition Facts

103 calories; protein 1.5g 3% DV; carbohydrates 15.7g 5% DV; fat 3.8g 6% DV; cholesterol 3.9mg 1% DV; sodium 64.2mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2004
An excellent cookie chilling the dough does allow for an even "shorter" cookie. Thanks for a great recipe Note; If you are using smaller or complex cookie cutters this cookie will not lose the shape! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
08/15/2013
My family really didn't care for these. We won't make again. Read More
(4)
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2004
An excellent cookie chilling the dough does allow for an even "shorter" cookie. Thanks for a great recipe Note; If you are using smaller or complex cookie cutters this cookie will not lose the shape! Read More
(29)
Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2006
This will be the sugar cookie recipe that I use from now on. You know the Loft House Cookies that you can buy in the grocery store that is what these are like. They were soft and tasted great. My husband did not care for the lemon flavoring said he would prefer an orange or vanilla. But it did not stop him from eating 10 before they were frosted. I made christmas cut outs and the recipe made 63 cookies. Awesome recipe thanks for posting it. Read More
(20)
Rating: 4 stars
12/20/2006
This is a great recipe for cut out cookies. The dough is very easy to work with. Although I usually like a sugar cookie to taste more buttery these are very tasty. I used almond extract instead of lemon- very good! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/24/2005
very good for cookie cutter type sugar cookies. lemon flavor nice surprise Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/15/2004
Very good!! easy to handle and held up well during cutouts. liked the slight lemon taste. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2009
Very yummy!!! Mine were a bit sticky at first... perhaps because I was using 1% milk... I just added a bit more flour and it was fine! Read More
(6)
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2010
I'd Love your icing recipe.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2010
These were fantastic reminded me of my great grandmother's sugar cookies. I will be making them again. I also made a batch with almond flavoring also very good. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
08/15/2013
My family really didn't care for these. We won't make again. Read More
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