Tuesday, September 4, 2012

cookie #5: lemon crinkles

i chose to try lemon crinkles because i had some lovely meyer lemons on hand and i also loved the recipe note in the cookbook:
"From Mrs. Alfred T. Neilson of Council Bluffs, Iowa, who prefers simple and easy recipes that leave her time for her hobby of making hats."
i'm a crafty girl so i have to appreciate the work of other crafty-hat-making-girls.

-1/2 cup shortening
-1 cup brown sugar (packed)
-1 egg
-about 1 tbsp grated lemon rind
-1 1/2 cups flour
-1/2 tsp soda
-1/2 tsp cream of tartar
-1/4 tsp salt
-1/4 tsp ginger
-granulated sugar

heat oven to 350 degrees. mix shortening, sugar and egg thoroughly; blend lemon rind. measure flour by dipping method or by sifting. blend dry ingredients; stir into sugar mixture. roll 1" balls; dip tops in granulated sugar. bake on ungreased baking sheet 10 to 12 minutes. makes about 3 dozen cookies.

my notes:
i used butter not shortening and i forgot the cream of tartar but my cookies turned out a little flat but fine. and i love the delicate lemon flavor of these cookies! i was hoping for a more distinct "crinkle" on top so i roll my 2nd dozen in powdered sugar but it pretty much all melted away too. oh well, they still tasted great!


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