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