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Italian Lemon Cookies recipe

Lemon-scented cookies topped with a sweet-tartlemon icing.

Recipe: Italian Lemon Cookies

Cookies:1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
6 large eggs
1 teaspoon lemon extract
4 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/8 teaspoon saltLemon Icing:
2 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • For Cookies: Preheat oven to 350°F(175°C). Grease baking sheets; set aside.
  • In a large bowl cream together sugar andshortening. Stir in eggs and lemon extract; beat until fluffy.
  • Sift together flour, baking powder andsalt. Add to egg mixture and mix well.
  • Roll dough into 3/4-inch balls and placeon baking sheets.
  • Bake for 10 to 15 minutes. Transfer toa wire rack to cool.
  • For Lemon Icing: In a medium bowl withan electric mixer, beat powdered sugar with as much lemon juiceas needed to make a spreadable frosting. Spread on cooled cookies.

    Makes 36 cookies.

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    Traditionally made at Christmas, these Italian lemon knot cookies are a light and airy treat bursting with lemon flavour. It’s the cookie of all cookies!


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