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Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies

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Ingredients
  All purpose flour 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Shortening 7⁄8 Cup (14 tbs) (1 Cup Minus 2 Tablespoons)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cream cheese 3 Ounce
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Egg yolk 1 (Unbeaten)
  Vanilla 2 Teaspoon
  Freshly grated lemon rind 1 Teaspoon
Directions

Sift flour, measure.
Put shortening, salt and cream cheese into mixing bowl and cream until mixture is smooth and well blended.
Add sugar gradually and continue creaming.
Beat in egg yolk.
Stir in vanilla and lemon rind, add flour in 3 or 4 portions, blending well after each addition.
Roll 1/3 of dough at a time to a uniform thickness of about 1 3/6 of an inch on a lightly floured board.
Cut cookies with desired cooky cutter.
Place cookies fairly close together.
Bake in moderately hot oven (400° F.) 10 to 12 minutes or to a delicate brown (they scorch easily).
Remove to cake cooler.
Makes about 3 1/2 dozen cookies 2 1/2 inches in diameter.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Cheese

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