4 O'clocks

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READY IN: 30mins
YIELD: 1 batch
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Cream together butter and sugar until very light.
  • Add the beaten egg.
  • Add the lemon rind.
  • Sift together 1 cup of the flour, the baking soda, and salt, and stir into the mixture.
  • Stir in the lemon juice.
  • Now add the remaining 1/2 cup of flour a little at a time beating between additions.
  • Note: if the dough looks like it will be to dry it is not necessary to add the entire 1/2 cup, thats why you are not adding it in all at once.
  • You need to end up with a dough you can roll into balls with the palms of your hands.
  • If it's too dry it will crumble instead.
  • Put 1/4 cup sugar in a bowl.
  • Dip fingers into the sugar, pinch off a ball of dough and roll it to the size of a walnut and then dip the ball in sugar.
  • Arrange balls on greased baking sheet three inches apart.
  • You can leave the balls as is to bake and they will spread on their own.
  • However to make traditional 4 O'Clocks, lightly press an oiled cookie stamp in a flower pattern into each ball.
  • Bake at 375ºF for 12 to 15 minutes.
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