The Daily Meal

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Serving size 24


⅓ cup butter⅓ vegetable shortening1 cup sugar2 ½ Tbsp lemon juice2 tsp lemon zest½ tsp vanilla extract1 ½ tsp baking powder½ tsp baking soda1 ½ cup all-purpose flour⅓ cup icing sugar, for dusting


  1. In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to cream together the butter, shortening, and sugar. Mix in lemon juice, lemon zest, and vanilla. In a separate bowl, whisk together the baking power and baking soda with the flour. Slowly beat in the dry ingredients with the wet mixture. The dough should come away from the sides of the bowl. Roll the dough into a log, and wrap it with plastic wrap to place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Slice ¼-inch cookies, and shape into half-circle "smiles." Place cookies on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. Bake for around 9 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Dust the cookies with icing sugar before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

Provided by: The Daily Meal

Per Single Serving / Serves 24 Total

  • Calories 104` 5%
  • Total Fat 4g 6%
  • Saturated Fat 2g 10%
  • Sodium 50mg 2%
  • Total Carbohydrates 16g 5%
  • Fiber 0g 1%
  • Protein 1g 2%
  • Cholesterol 7mg 2%
  • Sugars 10g
  • Iron 0mg 2%
  • Vitamin C 1mg 1%

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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