Posted by Chefmom 05-18-99 11:30 AM.
1 1/2 sticks (3/4) cup Butter, room temperature
3/4 cup Crisco, butter flavored or regular
2 cups Sugar
2 Tbsp Vanilla
1/4 tsp Lemon Extract
2 tsp Baking Powder
5 cups Flour
Cream butter and Crisco until light and fluffy, several minutes. Scrape bowl and add sugar, continue to cream until a very pale ivory color, another 3 - 5 minutes.
Add eggs one at a time, allow each to incorporate before adding next addition. Scrape bowl, add flavorings and baking powder.
Stir in flour, adding extra flour if dough is sticky.
Wrap tightly in saran and refrigerate 12 or more hours, or freeze.
Preheat oven to 350.
Divide dough into thirds. Roll one piece to a rectangle 1/4" to 3/8" thick on a lightly floured surface, turning and adding a dusting of flour as needed.
Cut into shapes and bake 350º 2" apart on lightly greased or parchment paper covered sheet pans until edges just begin to turn golden (7+ minutes).
Allow to cool on pans completely and then remove.
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