Prep 4 mins
Cook 12 mins
A delicious chewy cookie, great for lunches or holidays. A family favorite for generations. This recipe comes from my husband's Great-Aunt Emma. I never knew her, but have inherited a treasure trove of her recipes, God Bless her for writing them all down.
- Cream together shortening, sugar until light and fluffy. Add molasses and egg, mixing well, then add both vanilla and lemon extracts. Sift together dry ingredients and then add in two or three batches to molasses mixture. Mix until combined then chill dough for at least 4 hours. Shape dough into 1 " balls and dip tops into granulated sugar. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and do not flatten. Make sure cookies are at least 2" apart on the pans. Bake at 350F for 12-15 minutes. allow to sit cool on the pan for at least 5 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool.