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Catholic Recipe: Lemon Wafers

    INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup shortening (or butter --JGM)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Details

  • Yield: 5 dozen cookies
  • Prep Time: 2 hours
  • Difficulty: • •
  • Cost: $$$$
  • For Ages: 11+
  • Origin:

This light cookie has a hint of lemon. This cookie would be perfect as a New Year's refreshment, accompanied by eggnog and mulled wine.

DIRECTIONS

Mix and sift flour, baking powder, and salt. Cream shortening; add sugar gradually while creaming; continue creaming until light and fluffy. Blend in egg, lemon peel, and vanilla; beat well. Add dry ingredients alternately with lemon juice and water; blend smooth after each addition. (Dough will be very soft.) Drop by teaspoon 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheets. If desired, sprinkle tops lightly with mixture of 1/4 cup sugar and 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel. Bake at 375° about 10 minutes or until edges are light brown. Remove cookies to wire cake racks to cool. Makes about 5 dozen.

Recipe Source: Cook's Blessings, The by Demetria Taylor, Random House, New York, 1965
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