Lemon Thin Cookies (almost as good as the one's Nabisco use to make)

Ann Dotson


I loved the Lemon Thin cookies. This is as close to them as I could find. They are very tasty. I am thankful my children are grown, and I don't think my cat will eat them. :-)


★★★★★ 4 votes

recipe says it makes 48 cookies, hmmmm?
15 Min
5 Min


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  • 2
  • 2/3 c
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 4 tsp
    grated lemon rind
  • 6 Tbsp
  • 2/3 c
    all purpose flour

How to Make Lemon Thin Cookies (almost as good as the one's Nabisco use to make)


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. In a bowl, beat eggs, sugar and vanilla for 3-4 minutes or until the mixture forms a ribbon when the beater is lifted. Keep beating and add the lemon rind (zest).
  3. In a separte bowl beat the butter until it is light and fluffy. Add the butter to the egg mixture alternating with the flour.
  4. Drop the batter by teaspoons about 2 1/2 inches apart on parchment lined baking sheets. Flatten the mounds into 2 inch rounds with a spoon dipped in water.
  5. Bake the cookies for about 5 minutes, or until the edges are browned.
  6. Allow to cook on the sheets for 1 minute, then cool them completely on a rack.

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About Lemon Thin Cookies (almost as good as the one's Nabisco use to make)

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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