Lemon Slice Cookies

This one is for the lemon-lovers in my circle.

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Lemon Slice Cookies

1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup butter
3 cups all purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 Tbsp. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
zest of 1 lemon

Beat shortening and butter till soft. Add about half of the flour. Add sugar, egg, milk, zest, vanilla, baking soda, and salt to the mixture. Mix; stir in the remaining flour. Shape dough into two 8″ logs. Roll in coarse yellow sugar. Wrap in wax paper and chill for 4 hours. Cut into 1/4 inch slices. Cut each slice in half. Place slices 2 inches apart on cookie sheet. Bake in a 375ºF oven for 8-10 min. Cool on racks. Makes about 60. Glaze.

Lemon Glaze

1 cup icing sugar
1 Tbsp. lemon juice

Mix together. Add more juice 1 tsp. at a time to thin to spreading consistency.

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