Lemon Crackers

Baking Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Yield: 4-5 dozen

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A hard cracker-like cookie with a light lemony flavor this old timey cookie was used as a pocket food by settlers because of its keeping qualities. A great dunker!


  • 1/2 cup shortening, butter or margarine
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk (whole, 2 % or skim)
  • 4 teaspoons lemon extract
  • 6 cups WEM All-Purpose Flour ( or 4 cups All -Purpose and 2 cups WEM Whole Wheat Flour)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar by hand or with electric mixer.
  2. Add eggs and beat until fluffy.
  3. Blend in milk and lemon extract.
  4. Combine baking powder, salt and flour and add to creamed mixture mixing until smooth. Batter will be stiff.
  5. Turn out on a lightly floured surface and form into a ball. Knead 5 minutes.
  6. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  7. Coat a baking sheet or two with cooking spray.
  8. Roll out 1/4 inch thick and cut with a biscuit cutter. Or divide into 2 or 3 pieces, shape into rolls 2 inches in diameter and slice into 1/4 inch rounds. ( or wrap in plastic wrap, refrigerate or freeze to bake later.) Prick centers with a fork 2 or 3 times and place on baking sheet.
  9. Bake 15 minutes or until very lightly browned on edges.
  10. Cool on rack and store in an airtight container.

Recipe Tips and Tricks

Great with a hot cup of herb tea!

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