Lemon pecan dainties

Yield: 3 dozen

Measure Ingredient
½ cup Shortening
1 cup Sugar
1 \N Egg; beaten
1 tablespoon Lemon juice
1 tablespoon Lemon rind; grated
2 cups Flour, all-purpose
1 teaspoon Baking powder
\N pinch Salt
1 cup Pecans; chopped

Cream shortening; gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add eggs, lemon juice, and grated lemon rind; beat well.

Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; add to creamed mixture, beating just until blended. Stir in pecans.

Shape dough into a long roll, 2 inches in diameter; wrap in waxed paper, and chill 2 to 3 hours or until firm.

Unwrap roll, and cut into ¼" slices; place on lightly greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.

SOURCE: Southern Living Magazine, October 1980. Typos by Nancy Coleman. Submitted By NANCY COLEMAN On 11-02-94

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