Regina (Queen's Biscuit) Recipe
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon ground cardamom
- 1 cup shortening
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon lemon extract
- ½ cup milk
- ¾ cup sesame seeds
step 1: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheet.
step 2: Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cardamom in a large bowl. Cut shortening in with a pastry blender or knives until the size of small peas.
step 3: Stir in eggs, lightly beaten, and lemon extract. Stir in milk on tablespoon at a time, mixing after each addition.
step 4: Mix everything together thoroughly. Break dough off in small pieces and roll in the hands to rolls about 1-1/2 inches long. Flatten slightly and roll in sesame seeds.
step 5: Place on cookie sheet 3/4 inch apart. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned.