Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr

These are lemony and crunchy. I don't remember where I got the recipe from. It's scrawled on the back of an old electric bill envelope. I THINK it came from a mom at a PTA meeting many years ago... The size isn't hard and fast, but if you make the logs bigger your yield will be different.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream together butter and sugar.
  2. Add eggs, one at a time.
  3. Stir in vanilla, peel and juice and set aside.
  4. Mix flour, polenta, baking powder and salt thoroughly.
  5. Mix flour and egg mixtures and nuts.
  6. Shape into two logs about 2 inches by 14 inches and put on greased baking sheet.
  7. Bake at 325°F for 25 minutes or so till golden on edges.
  8. Cool 10-15 minutes.
  9. Cut into ¾-inch slices.
  10. Put back onto baking sheet and bake about 20 minutes until golden on the bottom.
  11. Turn over and bake another 20 minutes or so, until golden all over.
Most Helpful

have made this many times now and it is the best, have made these chocolate,anise,lemon flavored..

PatFitz0329 June 16, 2010

I love this recipe! made it about twenty times and is always a hit. I choose not to bake twice. I have used limes and grapefruit as well as lemons. thanks for posting.

sdlkim May 19, 2009