One of the simplest sugar cookies ever! When baked, they are delicious and it's hard to keep them in the cookie jar for long...because everyone eats them too quickly.

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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease cookie sheets.

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  • Mix sugar, shortening, egg, honey, and lemon extract.

  • Stir in remaining ingredients and mix well.

  • Roll dough 1/4 inch thick. Use cookie cutters to cut into desired shapes. Place 1 inch apart on lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake 7 to 8 minutes or until no indentation remains when touched. Cool and decorate.

Nutrition Facts

160.2 calories; 2.4 g protein; 28.6 g carbohydrates; 10.3 mg cholesterol; 139.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (17)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/05/2003
I decorated my cookies with vanilla frosting so I substituted the lemon extract with vanilla. The honey is a great addition and they turn out really crispy and keep forever. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/23/2006
Not a sweet dough it makes a good cookie for icing/decorating. Dough was dry and hard to work. I added less flour which made them much easier to roll and handle. Read More
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17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
12/22/2006
Not a sweet dough it makes a good cookie for icing/decorating. Dough was dry and hard to work. I added less flour which made them much easier to roll and handle. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/05/2003
I decorated my cookies with vanilla frosting so I substituted the lemon extract with vanilla. The honey is a great addition and they turn out really crispy and keep forever. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2003
I had to use wheat flour but they were great anyhow! Hillary Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2010
I've used this recipe for many years and love it. The only thing I do is cut back a little on the lemon. Because of the honey these cookies turn out darker and with so much more flavor than regular sugar cookies. Thanks so much! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/12/2002
I don't know if I did something wrong or what but the dough was so gooey we couldn't roll it. We ended up rolling them into balls and flattening them to make simple round cookies. I didn't like the lemon extract either. Next time I'll try vanilla. It tasted too much like a lemon cookie. No bad just not what I expected. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2003
This is a great recipe quick easy and fun! Try it with white icing. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/12/2002
We had to use a lot more flour than the recipe said otherwise it would have been too sticky to use cookie cutters with. We used about an extra 2 cups of flour. This is a basic sugar cookie recipe. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/25/2003
im sorry. i dont know what in the world i did wrong because whatever it is i mustve done SOMETHING really bad cause my cookies turned out horrible. the dough was dry and crumbly and hard to work with. when they finished baking they were hard and brittle and didnt taste like a sugar cookie AT ALL. sorry. thanks but no thanks. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2012
OMG!! it was so good! but instead of shortening we used butter and instead of lemon extract we used vanilla extract and then added real lemon juice. We also doubled the recipe. Read More
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