Lemon Sugar Cookies

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Recipe by the_cookie_lady

From Cooking Light's 1990 Annual Cookbook. These use less margarine and sugar than most recipes I've seen. The lemon flavor is provided via lemon extract and lemon rind. Prep time includes the 1 hour of freezing.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream margarine; gradually add 2/3 c sugar, beating well at medium speed with an electric mixer (reduced-calorie margarine will separate while beating).
  2. Add egg and lemon extract, beating well.
  3. Combine flour, lemond rind, cream of tartar, soda, and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture, beating until well blended. Cover and freeze dough 1 hour.
  4. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place on cookie sheets that have been coated with cooking spray. Flatten cookied slightly. Sprinkle cookies evenly with 2 tbl sugar. Bake at 375 degrees for 8 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on wire racks.

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