Refrigerator or Ice Box Cookies

Lemon Pecan Dainties

  1. 1/2 c shortening
  2. 1 c sugar
  3. 1 well beaten egg
  4. 1 T lemon juice
  5. 1 T grated lemon rind
  6. 2 c flour
  7. 1/8 t salt
  8. 1 t baking powder
  9. 1 c chopped pecans

Thoroughly cream shortening and sugar; add egg, lemon juice and rind. Beat well. Shift dry ingredients and add to creamed mixture; mix well. Add nuts. Shape rolls; wrap in waxed paper and chill thoroughly. Slice very thin; bake on greased cookie sheet.

Bake 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes. 5 dozen.

Orange-Pecan Cookies

  1. 1 c shortening
  2. 1/2 c sugar
  3. 1/2 c brown sugar
  4. 1 egg, well-beaten
  5. 2 3/4 c flour
  6. 1/4 t baking soda
  7. 1/4 t salt
  8. 2 T orange juice
  9. 1/2 c chopped pecans
  10. 1/2 t vanilla

Cream shortening. Add sugars, egg, flavoring, orange juice and rind. Beat untill well blended. Sift flour; measure and sift with baking soda and salt. Add to creamed mixture. Add nuts. Form in roll about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Chill. Cut in thin slices.

Bake 350 degrees for 10 minutes. 40 cookies.

This is a great way to mold refrigerator cookies. Use an empty waxed paper box. Line box with waxed paper and firmly press dough into box, making sure the dough fits into corner; chill. When you slice the dough for baking you will have neat square cookies.

Happy baking!

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