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Lemon Refrigerator Cookies

"This recipe brings back warm memories of watching my mom bake when I was a girl. To this day, the holidays wouldn't be the same without these cookies."
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35 m servings
Original recipe yields 48 servings

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  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars. Beat in the egg and extracts. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Stir in pecans. Shape into two 9-in. rolls; wrap each in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm. Unwrap and cut into 1/8 -in. slices. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 250 degrees F for 21-22 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Footnotes

  • Editor's Note: The oven temperature is correct as printed.

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Very easy recipe and tasty cookie. I prefer a more pronounced lemon flavor and may add some lemon zest the next time I make them

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I found these cookies to taste okay, but they had a very odd texture. I think it has a lot to do with the low cooking temperature. They didn't taste done even though I kept them in an extra 3 ...

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Very easy recipe and tasty cookie. I prefer a more pronounced lemon flavor and may add some lemon zest the next time I make them

These are fantastic little cookies with unbeatable flavor and texture. Not a traditional recipe, as far as directions go, but this yielded a very soft, delicate cake-like cookie thanks to the l...

These are easy and very good. Yes, I baked them at 250 for 22 minutes as directed and they turn out great. They will hold up well for transport or shipping. Thanks!

I made these cookies tonight and they were delicious. I rolled halved the rolls and rolled one in pecans and the other in grated almonds. Delicious. thanks for sharing

These had good flavor, but I think I may have chilled the cookies too much. They did not spread when baked, looked like little discs.

I love this recipe!! I added a cup of dried cranberries, and they are absolutely amazing. I will be making fresh cookies for the holidays. These are soo handy to have on hand when family or frie...

I found these cookies to taste okay, but they had a very odd texture. I think it has a lot to do with the low cooking temperature. They didn't taste done even though I kept them in an extra 3 ...

Yum! Easy and tasty!