4 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons pulverized baking ammonia (sold at pharmacies)
OR 1 teaspoon cream of tartar mixed with 1 tsp baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter
3 beaten eggs
2 teaspoons finely shredded lemon peel
1 egg white
1 tablespoon water
Pearl (coarse) sugar or regular sugar
4 oz semisweet chocolate pieces, melted
In a very large mixing bowl, stir together the flour, 2 cups sugar, cinnamon,
ammonia and salt.
Cut in butter till mixture resembles coarse cornmeal. Add
lemon peel; mix well to form a dough.
On a floured surface, roll out dough to
Cut into shapes with 2- or 3-inch cookie cutters. Place cutouts on
Combine egg white and water; brush over tops of cookies. Sprinkle
Bake in a 375° oven for 8 to 10 minutes or till golden. Remove
to wire rack to
cool. Drizzle with melted chocolate.