Old Sicilian Recipe for Italian Lemon cookies or knots.
1 C Sugar
½ C Shortening
1 t lemon extract
4 C Flour
4 t Baking Powder
⅛ t Salt
2 C Powdered Sugar
2 T Lemon Juice
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Preheat 350. Grease cookie sheets.
In a large bowl, cream together sugar and shortening. Stir in eggs and lemon extract; beat until fluffy.
Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Add to egg mixture and mix well.
Roll dough into ¾ inch balls and place on baking sheets. Or roll into logs and tie into knots.
Bake for 10 – 15 minutes. Cool on rack.
In medium bowl with electric beater, beat powdered sugar with as much lemon juice as needed to make spreadable frosting. Spread on cooled cookies.