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Lemon Thins

These irresistible thins have a tart lemon taste and crisp texture. To create a simple but special dessert, place some of the cookies in bowls of chocolate or vanilla ice cream.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    about 4 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the lemon juice, lemon zest and extracts.
  • Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Shape into a 12-in. roll; wrap in plastic. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until firm.
  • Preheat oven to 350°. Unwrap dough; cut into 1/4-in. slices. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake until the edges are lightly browned, 9 minutes. Cool 1-2 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Dust with confectioners' sugar.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 49 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 42mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.
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