Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 12 mins

Wonderful lemon flavor.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream shortening and brown sugar until fluffy; add egg and lemon rind, beating well.
  2. Combine flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, ginger, and salt; stir into creamed mixture.
  3. Roll dough into 1-inch balls; roll each in sugar.
  4. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.


Most Helpful

I baked these for my latest catering gig...a pig roast.... and served them with fresh strawberries.....after I watched 12 dozen cookies disappear, I knew I had a winner. I used half shortening and half real butter. It made a chewy/crisp on the outside cookie. I also added 3/4 tsp of lemon extract. They are STILL talking about the cookies.....and there were lots of other wonderful dishes there!

mostrah July 23, 2009

Awesome recipe! These cookies have a wonderful chewy texture that I love! (I did replace the shortening with butter, and it seemed to work just fine! :))

AnotherSwedishChef February 05, 2011

I used store bought lemon peel, about a tablespoon plus a little lemon juice. They are really very pretty cookies.

jane49423 July 05, 2010

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