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medium prep time 20 mins | cook time 20 mins | SERVINGS 84

Ingredients

    2 1/4 cups vegetable shortening
    1 cup LaFe Vegetable Oil
    1 2/3 cups granulated sugar
    4 large egg yolks
    2 shots of anisette
    1 lemon peel (grated)
    2 tablespoons LaFe Lemon Juice
    1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
    7 cups unbleached white flour (plus 1/4 to 1/2 cup more, if needed)
    1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    1 large egg white (beaten for glaze)
    Optional: Sugar and cinnamon for sprinkling

Directions

  • STEP ONE

    Gather the ingredients. Preheat the oven to 325 F.

  • STEP TWO

    In a large mixing bowl, use a hand mixer to whip the vegetable shortening with the oil. Add the sugar and mix until smooth. Add the egg yolks, anisette, lemon

  • STEP THREE

    Add 7 of the cups flour, 1 cup at a time to the mixture, then add baking soda. Be sure to mix well. The dough should be smooth and soft.

  • STEP FOUR

    Using a teaspoon, scoop out a dollop of dough. Form balls about the size of walnuts using your hands. If the dough is too sticky to roll into balls, mix in additional flour (from 1/4 to 1/2 cup).

  • STEP FIVE

    Place balls onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Lightly press down on each ball to flatten slightly. Brush the beaten egg white on the top of each cookie. Bake cookies until they begin to turn light brown on the bottom edges, about 15 to 20 minutes.

  • STEP SIX

    Let the cookies cool 5 minutes before removing from the cookie sheet, as they are very delicate. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon if desired.