Saturday, December 24, 2011

Moravian Lemon Cookies

I make these into snowflake shapes. I can't remember where I found this recipe, I have been using it since 2003. I make a double batch of these too. It is my understanding that the Moravian community is originally from the same region of Europe as Slovakia where Carter's family originates.

Moravian Lemon Cookies
2 1/3 cups cake flour (not self rising)
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 cup vegetable shortening
1/3 cup butter
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 tsp milk
1 1/2 tsp lemon extract
2 Tbs grated lemon rind
confectioner's sugar for dusting

Stir together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg in medium size bowl.
Beat the shortening and butter in a bowl until smooth and creamy, about 3 minutes
Beat in egg
Beat in milk, lemon extract, and lemon rind until combined
On low speed, gradually beat in the flour mixture until combined
Cover and chill for 4 hours (I don't always do this step - it is okay if you skip it)
Heat oven to 325 degrees
Divide dough ini half and roll out dough about 1/4 inch thick
Use the cutters to cut the cookies
Bake for 12 - 14 minutes
Transfer to a rack and cool for 10 minutes. Dust with the powder sugar.

Store in air tight container.


1 comment:

  1. Lemons are also a good source of thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, iron, and magnesium, and are an excellent source of fiber, vitamin B6, calcium, potassium, and copper, as well as folate and potassium.