Dessert Recipes

Lemon Thins

Lemon ThinsThese irresistible thins have a tart lemon taste and crisp texture. To create a simple…

Lemon Thins

Lemon Thins


1/3 cup butter, softened 1/3 cup shortening 1 cup sugar 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar


In a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening and sugar until light and fluffy.

Beat in the lemon juice, lemon zest and extracts.

Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well.

Shape into a 12-in.

roll; wrap in plastic.

Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until firm.

Preheat oven to 350°.

Unwrap dough; cut into 1/4-in.


Place 2 in.

apart on ungreased baking sheets.

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Bake until the edges are lightly browned, 9 minutes.

Cool 1-2 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.

Dust with confectioners’ sugar.

Nutrition Facts 1 each:

  • 49 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 42mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

Diabetic exchanges; 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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