Rolled and Sliced Cookies
- 1 cup shortening
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup finely chopped walnuts
Cream shortening in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add egg, lemon rind, and juice, beating well.
Sift together flour, soda, and salt in a medium mixing bowl; gradually add to creamed mixture, mixing until well blended. Stir in walnuts.
Shape dough into 3 rolls, 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Wrap each roll in waxed paper, and cut into 1/4 inch slices.
Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 400° for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Yield: 5 1/2 dozen.