- ½ cup butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs, well beaten
- 1 Tbsp. milk
- 1 tsp. extract of lemon
- ½ tsp. salt
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- Flour to roll (about 3 cups)
- 1 egg white
- Green sugar
Heat oven to 375º.
Allow the butter to stand at room temperature until soft, cream and add the sugar, eggs, milk and flavoring.
Sift the salt and baking powder with the first cup of flour, and stir into the butter mixture.
Add as much more of the flour as needed to make a dough of the consistency that can be rolled after it is chilled. Chill thoroughly.
Toss the dough on to a lightly floured board and roll thin.
Shape with a shamrock cutter and place the cookies on a well-buttered baking sheet or pan.
Brush the tops of the cookies with the egg-white and sprinkle with the green sugar.
Bake 8-10 minutes.
Gather the scraps of dough and chill again until ready to roll and cut the next panful. Repeat cutting and glazing as before.