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Lemon Firecrackers


2 sticks butter, room temperature
cup sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons grated lemon peel
1 egg
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon cayenne powder
teaspoon salt
teaspoon baking soda


Preheat oven to 400ºF degrees.

Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the lemon juice, lemon peel and egg; beat well.

Sift together the flour, cayenne powder, salt and baking soda.

Beat dry ingredients into the butter mixture.

Drop dough by rounded tablespoons onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 8 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned.

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