*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                           Carla’s Lemon Cookies
 
 Recipe By     : Jo Anne Merrill
 Serving Size  : 72   Preparation Time :0:45
 Categories    : Cookies                          Mc
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    4      cups          all-purpose flour
    1      teaspoon      baking powder
      1/2  teaspoon      baking soda
      1/2  teaspoon      salt
    1      cup           margarine
    1 1/2  cups          sugar
    1                    large egg
      1/2  cup           sour cream
    2      teaspoons     lemon extract
    2      tablespoons   lemon peel -- grated
    3      tablespoons   lemon juice
 
      1. Sift flour with baking powder, baking soda and salt.
      2. In large bowl of electric mixer, beat margarine, sugar and egg at
 medium speed until light and fluffy. At low speed, beat in sour cream, lemon
 extract and grated lemon peel until smooth.
      3. Gradually add flour mixture, beating until well combined. Form dough
 into a ball, wrap in foil and refrigerate overnight.
      4. Divide dough into 4 parts. Refrigerate until ready to roll out. On
 floured surface roll dough, one part at a time, 1/4-inch thick. Using a 2 to
 3-inch cookie cutter or glass, cut out cookies. Use a spatula to carefully
 pick up and place cookies on a lightly greased cookie sheet 2 inches apart.
      5. Lightly brush cookies with lemon juice and sprinkle with additional
 sugar. Use colored sugar for decorative look. 
      6. Bake in preheated 375-degree oven for 10-12 minutes until golden
 brown. Do not overcook. Remove cookies to wire rack to cool completely.
 Complete baking using one part cookie dough at a time, greasing the pan each
 time.
 
 Yield: about 5-6 dozen cookies.
 
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 NOTES : Recipe from Carla Jo Holder of Booneville, MS.