Lemon Ginger Cookies

Rolled and Sliced Cookies
Christmas Cookies

  • 3/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped candied ginger
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Cream butter; gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Stir in egg, lemon rind, juice, and ginger

Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium mixed bowl; add to creamed mixture, mixing well. Divide dough in half; cover and chill slightly.

Roll one portion of dough to 1/8 inch thickness on a lightly floured surface; keep remaining dough chilled until ready to use. Cut with floured cutters into desired shapes. Place 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheets Bake at 425° for 6 to 8 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Repeat procedure with remaining dough.

Yield: 5 dozen.


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