Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 12 mins

from an Amish cookbook

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream shortening and add sugars.
  2. Add lemon juice, rind, eggs.
  3. Mix dry ingredients and add.
  4. Form dough into small balls.
  5. Place on a greased cookie sheet and flatten.
  6. Bake 350F for 10-12 mins.


Most Helpful

This recipe gave me 7 dozen cookies instead of 5! I didn't make the recipe exactly as specified, since I didn't have lemon rind on hand. I substituted it for orange rind. At first I thought these cookies were a little bland, like they needed some icing or something. But they improve with age. Best eaten after 1 or 2 days of storing. I will try this recipe again using orange juice, and maybe a lime version too. This recipe is worth keeping as a "to-tinker-with" recipe.

JenSmith October 01, 2005

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