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Lavadores (Washboard Cookies)

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  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Using an electric mixer, cream the butter and 1 C of the sugar, about 1 minute.
  3. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, blending well after each, until the batter is fluffy and pale yellow, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Stir in grated lemon peel.
  5. In a medium bowl, wisk together flour and baking powder.
  6. Using a wooden spoon, fold the flour into the egg batter.
  7. Mix well. Gently knead the dough in the bowl for about 5 minutes.
  8. Place the remaining 1/2 C of sugar in a shallow dish.
  9. Shape pieces of dough into 1&1/2 inch balls.
  10. Roll in the sugar and place on parchment-lined or lightly greased cookie sheets, 2 inches apart.
  11. Flatten gently with tines of a fork to make horizontal lines.
  12. Bake for 20 minutes or until a light golden color.

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