Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

I made this at Christmas last year and they were a big hit, especially with me and my mom. The frosting is a must.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Blend the white sugar and shortening until light.
  3. Beat in the eggs, milk, vanilla and 1 teaspoon lemon extract.
  4. Mix until well blended.
  5. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt.
  6. Add the flour mixture to the shortening mixture.
  7. Mix until combined (the dough will be sticky).
  8. Drop spoonfuls of dough onto parchment paper lined baking sheets.
  9. Bake for 8-10 minutes.
  10. Let cookies cool on cooling rack.
  11. To make icing: combine the confectioner's sugar, water and lemon extract to taste.
  12. Beat until smooth and make icing thick enough to spread on cooled cookies (add more sugar if needed).
Most Helpful

These cookies are delicious! I didn't have any parchment paper, so I baked them on greased cookie sheets, and they still turned out moist and puffy! They were great even without the frosting, although I agree that it's a must, because with it they were spectacular! I think this will become a new family favorite!

Kree July 09, 2003

These cookies were nice and light! So simple to make, too! No powdered sugar, so I didn't make the icing, but we ate them up just fine, anyway! Thanks for sharing. :)

bug @< July 23, 2003

These cookies were so puffy they looked like biscuits, and I didn't like how goopy and sticky the dough was either. I frosted them and added colored sprinkles, but I still didn't like how they looked. They were very lemony, and the frosting is a must. These didn't go over very well in our family, unfortunately.

Peaches1027 December 15, 2008