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Lemon Cookies

12 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons finely grated lemon peel
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons sugar (for topping)


  1. Cream together butter or margarine, sugar, eggs, lemon juice and lemon peel in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Dump flour into mixing bowl and sprinkle baking powder evenly over the top.  Use a fork to blend baking powder into flour and then continue mixing all ingredients together. 
  3. Roll dough into two logs about 2 inches in diameter.  Wrap in waxed paper and refrigerate for at least one hour.
  4. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  5. Unwrap dough and cut into 1/2 inch slices.  Place on a baking sheet and sprinkle with remaining sugar.
  6. Bake in oven until lightly brown (about 10 minutes).

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