1 c sugar
1/2 c oil
4 tsp baking powder
4 c flour
grated orange or lemon rind
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 egg yolk
1 tsp sugar
Whisk four eggs and sugar in a large bowl till yellow and creamy looking. Add oil and mix again.
In a separate bowl mix the baking powder with one cup of flour, the orange rind and salt. Add to the egg mixture. Gradually add in the remaining 3 cups of flour and if it gets too hard to stir, mix it with your hands.
Take a heaping tablespoon full of dough into your hands and roll it into a ball then into a coil shape, fold and twist and place on a cookie sheet.
Mix the egg yolk with sugar and brush on top.
Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown.
Makes 25 cookies: 154 calories each.
These cookies are a real family favorite. They are dry and hard and perfect for dunking in a cup of tea. My mom makes them with butter instead of oil and about a cup less flour. They are much softer that way, so your choice.