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  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cupfuls sugar
  • 2 cupfuls Crisco
  • 2 cupfuls milk
  • 5 cents baker's ammonia
  • 5 cents oil of lemon
  • flour to make stiff dough
  • 2 teaspoonfuls salt


  1. To prepare this lemon wafers recipe, first cover ammonia with milk and let soak over night.
  2. Next morning add sugar, Crisco, salt, eggs well beaten, lemon and enough flour to make a stiff dough.
  3. Roll very thin, cut in squares or diamonds, lay on Criscoed tins and bake from five to seven minutes in hot oven.
  4. Sufficient for one hundred and eighty-six wafers.