Sunday, March 29, 2009
The "S" Cookies
1 1/8 cups of sugar
3 Tablespoons of butter
2 extra large eggs or three medium
3 tablespoons of lemon juice
Grated zest of half a lemon
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
2 1/4 cups of flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon of salt
Cream the butter.
Add the sugar and beat well.
Add the lemon juice, zest and vanilla and beat that in.
Blend the remaining ingredients in a separate bowl.
Add to the first mixture a little at a time(adding in three parts is common).
Let the batter stand, covered, for half an hour.
1 Tablespoon of flour
2 tablespoons of sugar
1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
Place a small amount of the sugar and flour mixture on your work surface. Roll a rope about six inches long.
Use the rope to form an "S".
Place on an UN-GREASED cookie sheet, repeating till the sheet is filled, leaving plenty of room between them.
Bake at 350 degrees F for approximately 10 minutes.
With a spatula, remove to a rack to cool.
A tip from Bill:
Do not leave these on the cookie sheet too long as the sugar on the surface may harden making them hard to remove.
My cousin Janice is experimenting with these as I write. She is finding it better to make them larger, increase the cooking time etc. More refined instructions may appear soon, as a result.