Old Time Christmas Cookies
1/2 cup shortening
1/3 cup sugar
2/3 cup honey
1 egg
1 teaspoon lemon extract
2 3/4  cups flour
1 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
  1. Cream shortening, sugar, egg, honey and lemon extract
  2. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt
  3. Combine flour mixture to shortening mixture
  4. Wrap in plastic wrap, chill at least one hour
  5. Roll out dough to 1/4" thickness, cut cookies
  6. Place cookies on lightly greased cookie sheet, 1 inch apart
  7. Bake at 350 F for 8 to 10 minutes
  8. Cool on sheet for several minutes, than transfer to wire rack
  9. When cooled may be iced.

For a change do the following subitutions:

Brown sugar for sugar
Molasses or honey
2 teaspoons of cinnamon and 1 teaspoon ginger or lemon extract

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