Mrs. Claus' Cookbook - Log Cabin Cookies

Log Cabin Cookies

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From the kitchen of Grandma Douglas

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Recipe Details

Bake Time:
10-12 minutes
Tags: Fun to make with kids, Kid friendly


1 cup shortening
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
5 1/4 cups flour
1 orange rind, grated
2 teaspoons lemon extract
8 teaspoons baking powder (yes I said 8)
1 cup milk
powdered sugar (for rolling)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Grease cookie pans.

  3. Cream together shortening and sugar, add eggs, beating well.

  4. Add flour, rind, extract, baking powder and milk; mix well.

  5. Roll dough into balls, roll balls in powdered sugar.

  6. Place on cookie pans.

  7. Bake 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown.


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