Question by Josie: Have you herd of the “Great American Recipes” cards?
Many years ago I purchased the “Great American Recipes” cards, and thier was a great cookie recipe there. They were lemon sugar cookies, and they were SOOOOO good. The problem is that I lost that card, and would realy like to make them again. As much as I hate baking from scratch, these cookies are worth it. Does any one have that recipe?

Best answer:

Answer by pooh bear
It’s from the McCall’s Great American Recipe Card Collection.

These cookies will just melt in your mouth. They are so mild and delicate that they make a prefect side for tea.
1/3 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 lemon, zest of
1 egg, beaten
4 tablespoons lemon juice
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon milk
confectioners’ sugar, for dusting

Preheat oven to 325F.
Lightly grease several cookie sheets In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter, sugar, and lemon rind until pale and fluffy Add the beaten egg and lemon juice a little at a time, beating well after each addition Sift the flour and the baking powder into the creamed mixture and blend together.
Add the milk and mix to form a soft dough Pour the dough onto a lightly floured surface and divide into 5 equal pieces Roll each piece into a tube and shape into an”S” shape Place on the prepared cookie sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes.
Let cool on a wire rack.
Heavily dust with confectioner’s sugar.

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