Lemon Sugar Cookies

For the cookie:
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup butter-flavored solid vegetable shortening
2 large eggs
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

For the lemon sugar:
1 cup granulated sugar
zest of two large lemons

Preheat oven to 350 F and grease baking sheets. Stir together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside. In large mixer bowl, beat sugar and shortening until fluffy, beat in eggs. Stir in dry ingredients, then lemon juice. Mix well, set aside.

To make the lemon sugar, process 1 cup granulated sugar and zest of two large lemons in the food processor for a few seconds.

Drop dough onto prepared baking sheets, 2" apart. Sprinkle with lemon sugar. Bake 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned.

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