Lemonia Cookies

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A real old fashioned lemon cookie that uses bakers' ammonia as leavening. It is not widely available like it once was, but can often be found at the drugstore.

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2
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
Servings:
96
Yield:
8 dozen cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 cups milk

  • 2 tablespoons bakers' ammonia

  • 2 ½ cups granulated sugar

  • 1 cup lard

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon lemon oil

  • 6 cups all-purpose flour

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Dissolve the ammonia in the milk, and set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, cream together the lard and sugar until smooth. Mix in the lemon oil, eggs, and salt. Stir in the milk alternately with the flour to form a soft but manageable dough. Roll the dough into walnut sized balls. Place 2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten the cookies using the bottom of a glass dipped in sugar.

  3. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, or until firm. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

72 Calories
2g Fat
11g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 96
Calories 72
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 16mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 1g
Calcium 8mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 18mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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