Total Time
2hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 2 hrs

These cookies will just melt in your mouth. They are so mild and delicate that they make a prefect side for tea.


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. Lightly grease several cookie sheets.
  3. In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter, sugar, and lemon rind until pale and fluffy
  4. Add the beaten egg and lemon juice a little at a time, beating well after each addition
  5. Sift the flour and the baking powder into the creamed mixture and blend together.
  6. Add the milk and mix to form a soft dough
  7. Pour the dough onto a lightly floured surface and divide into 5 equal pieces
  8. Roll each piece into a tube and shape into an"S" shape
  9. Place on the prepared cookie sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes.
  10. Let cool on a wire rack.
  11. Heavily dust with confectioner's sugar.
Most Helpful

There must be a mistake in the amount of flour, I could not mix it to a soft dough. Recipe is awful, also instructions were vague.

WI Cheddarhead April 28, 2006

There must be a mistake in the instructions, as the dough is NOT "pourable", it's stiff, and you end up with 5 tough snakes instead of 50 tender cookies.

sbecker July 19, 2005

Sorry, but this recipe is AWFUL. The cookies taste like playdough. I think there must be an error. Is there too much flour? step 3 says to "Pour" the dough, but it is thick dough and it tastes like flour. Also, what do you do with the 5 "s" rolls? cut them up after they cook? I found the directions confusing.

cindeelouwho November 30, 2004