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Lemon Crisps Recipe

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This recipe for Lemon Crisps, by , is from Jeannette and Friends , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Carolyn Reed
Added: Friday, June 27, 2008


1 cup margarine or butter
2 teaspoons of grated lemon rind
1 cup sugar
5 cup all purpose flour
1 cup brown sugar
teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
teaspoon baking soda
2 eggs

Mix all ingredients well. Form into small balls and place on ungreased cookie sheets. Then flatten with bottom of drinking glass. (Can dip glass in flour to prevent sticking.)
Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes until golden brown.
** To make orange cookies, substitute orange juice for lemon juice and orange rind for lemon rind.
MAKES 3 to 5 dozen

"This was the first sugar type cookie I ever made on my own in Junior High School. It was one of my favorite cookies. The lemon or orange flavoring added just the right touch of uniqueness." Carolyn Reed




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