Lemon Nut Wafers

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    5 dozen

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New York Times Menu Cookbook

New York Times Menu Cookbook

By Craig Claiborne

Published 1966

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  • ½ cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
  • 2 cups sifted enriched flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup finely chopped nuts


  1. Preheat oven to moderate (350°F.).

  2. Blend the shortening and sugar. Beat in the egg, lemon juice and rind. Stir in dry ingredients and mix well. Stir in the nuts.

  3. Shape the dough into rolls, wrap in wax paper, and chill.

  4. Slice the dough crosswise thinly, place on greased baking sheets, and bake for twelve to fifteen minutes.

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