Lemon Oatmeal Cookies

Total Time
10 mins
15 mins

Our lemon tree is exploding with lemons! My recipe calls for fresh lemon rind and juice. If you use packaged lemon zest, you might want to add more than the 2 teaspoons. This cookie is light and crispy, not moist and chewey.

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  1. Cream butter, shortening, sugar and eggs, mix well, beat in lemon zest, juice and extract.
  2. Add flour, baking powder and salt, stir in oatmeal.
  3. Chill dough 2-3 hrs (I keep dough for up to 4-5 days and make a few at a time).
  4. Roll dough in walnut sized pieces, toss generously in powdered sugar; place 1-2" apart on ungreased cookie sheet, flatten slightly with the bottom of a juice jar.
  5. Bake at 350 about 12-15 minute or until browned around the edges. Make sure to let them brown enough so they will be crispy.
  6. Cool and serve.