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A delicate sugar cookie with the subtle flavor of lemon blended with mint, lemon balm or lemon verbena is the perfect cookie for a casual dessert.
Heat oven to 350°F.
Combine 1 cup sugar, butter, shortening and egg in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add flour, cream of tartar and baking soda; beat at low speed until well mixed. Stir in lemon zest and mint.
Place additional sugar in another bowl. Shape rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into 1-inch balls; roll in sugar. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes or until edges are very lightly browned.
Dietary Fiber: 0g
I to these to a Bible study luncheon and everyone wanted the recipe.
I've made these twice now and really enjoy. I added more lemon and mint. Might need a tiny drop of peppermint extract as the mint is pretty to look at, but not very minty. The smaller one-inch cookies (using tiny scoop-don't flatten) bake up light and airy like clouds.
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