How to make it

  • For this unique design,you will need a large,emty spool from thread.Remove paper from one end
  • Mix flour,salt and baking powder
  • Beat 1 cup of sugarand the shortening in a large bowl with electric mixer until fluffy.Beat In egg,lemon rind,lemon juice,lemon extract and 3 or 4 drops of yellow food coloring.on low speed
  • gradually beat in flour mixture.Chill one hour
  • Heat Oven to 400,grease babking sheets or line with parchment paper
  • Stir together the remaining 1/2 cup sugar and 1 drop yellow food color until uniform.
  • form dough into small balls the size of a walnut.
  • roll in colored sugar.
  • place about 2 ins apart on prepapred baking sheets.
  • press flat witht he bottom of a glass( cookies should be about 1/4 ins thick)
  • press spool about 1/2 way into each cookie center
  • bake 8 min or until a light golden color
  • cool on wire racks
  • If desired,top with lemon curd and garnish with mint leaves
  • Note
  • f using large eggs you may need 2 2/3 cups all purpose flour

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    " It was excellent "
    bakermel ate it and said...
    Yummmmmo! :) I am making these soon! :) TY, Caramia! :)
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    " It was excellent "
    zena824 ate it and said...
    Caramia.. these are going on my to do list as well.... always looking for a new cookie recipe.. Love this one.....
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  • krumkake 9 years ago
    What a cute design idea - and a delicious sounding recipe...printed out and added to my "cookies I gotta make" list!!
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    " It was excellent "
    jett2whit ate it and said...
    hey there! What a great way of designing the cookies. These sound really good
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    " It was excellent "
    henrie ate it and said...
    These sound yummie and pretty. Love the idea of using the spool for the imprint. Great post, you have my 5 also.
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    " It was excellent "
    chefmeow ate it and said...
    Oh wow, these sound really good. I love lemon cookies. Great post. You have my 5.
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