3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon lemon extract OR 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
In a mixing bowl, sift together flour, soda and baking powder. On low speed of mixer cut in butter until mixture resembles cornmeal. In a small mixing bowl beat eggs; add sugar and lemon extract and beat thoroughly. Blend egg mixture into flour-butter mixture. Chill dough.
On lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/8-inch thickness, cut with floured cookie cutters. With wide spatula, transfer to baking sheet. Sprinkle with sugar if desired. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven 6-8 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove immediately to wire rack to cool. Decorate with frosting instead of, or in addition to, sugar if desired.
Published in The Dispatch (Moline, Illinois) – November 23, 1972
Easy roll sugar cookies recipe (1971)
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 egg yolks
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup milk
Cream butter; add sugar gradually; mix in egg yolks and vanilla. Blend in sifted dry ingredients and milk; chill. Roll 1/8 inch thick on floured surface; cut with cooky cutters. Place on greased cooky sheets. Decorate before baking or frost when cool.