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Lemon Caraway Cookies

Servings: Makes 60 thin (2 1/2 inch) cookies
What are Caraway Seeds?

Definition: [KEHR-uh-way]. These aromatic seeds come from an herb in the parsley family. They have a nutty, delicate anise flavor and are widely used in German, Austrian and Hungarian cuisine. Caraway seeds flavor many foods including cheese, breads, cakes, stews, meats, vegetables and the liqueur k├╝mmel. They should be stored airtight in a cool, dark place for no more than 6 months.

Source: The Food Lover's Companion by Sharon Tyler Herbst.

1 egg
1 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 cup shortening
2 teaspoons caraway seeds
3 cups cake flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 C).

In a medium bowl sift together flour, baking soda and salt, set aside.

Beat egg, add sugar gradually and continue beating. Add lemon juice, shortening, and caraway seeds. Add dry ingredients. Shape into roll (about 2 1/2 inches in diameter) and wrap in waxed paper. Chill until firm enough to slice thin. Bake in preheated 400 degree F (200 C) oven for 10 minutes.

Makes 60 thin (2 1/2 inch) cookies.

Date: February 5, 2005