Recipe for Coffee Cookies


    Coffee Cookies

    3/4 cup shortening
    2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
    2 eggs
    4 cups all-purpose flour
    2 teaspoons baking powder
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1 teaspoon lemon extract
    1 cup strong coffee

    Beat shortening, sugar and eggs until creamy. Add dry ingredients alternately with coffee. Add lemon extract. Drop by teaspoon onto greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F for 8 to 10 minutes. Drizzle with confectioners' sugar icing flavored with lemon.

    This cookie freezes well.