Sunday, June 9, 2024

Carolina Lemon Butter Cookies (1950)

  • Juice and gratings of 1 lemon
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 cups (1 quart) of flour
  • 1/4 tspn baking soda dissolved in 1/2 cup milk or water
  • 1 tspn lemon extract
  • 2 tbspns baking powder
Cream butter and sugar; add eggs, baking soda with milk or water, baking powder, and flour sifted together. Then add lemon juice, rind, and lemon extract.

Roll out thin, adding more flour. Cut with cookie cutter. Bake on greased cookie sheet in slow oven for 20 minutes. Yield: about 100 cookies.

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(Origin - "Charleston Receipts" by the Junior League of Charleston, South Carolina, 1950. Recipe by Mrs. Herbert Ravenel Sass.)

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