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Lemon Cream Cookies

1/2 cup Shortening
1 4 oz. package Cream Cheese, softened
1 Tbs. Milk
1 cup Granulated Sugar
1/2 tsp. Lemon Flavoring
1/2 tsp. Lemon Peel, finely grated with no pith
1 cup All-purpose Flour
1/2 cup chopped Nuts (Pecans, walnuts, etc.)
Pre-heat oven to 375-F degrees.

In a large mixing bowl, cream together the shortening, cream cheese, and milk with an electric mixer set on medium speed setting, until well blended.

Beat in sugar, lemon extract, and peel. Mix in flour. Stir in nuts. Drop level measuring tablespoonfuls of dough 2 inches apart onto an ungreased baking sheet.

Bake for 10 minutes. Remove to cooling rack.