This recipe was given to me by Peg Weaver, Colorado on December 4, 2012.
makes 4-5 dozen
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon cardamom
1 cup vegetable shortening
1 teaspoon lemon extract
½ cup milk
¾ cup sesame seeds (may need more)
Preheat oven to 375F.
Lightly grease cookie sheets.
Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cardamom.
Cut shortening until the mixture resembles small peas.
Stir in lightly beaten eggs and lemon extract.
Stir in milk one tablespoon at a time, mix after each addition.
Mix everything together thoroughly.
Break dough off in small pieces and roll into 1-1/2" logs with your hands.
Flatten slightly and roll in sesame seeds.
Place on cookie sheet ¾" apart.
Bake for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned.