Lemon Twist Cookie

Lemon Twist

Lemon Twist

My mother-in-law, Marie Shea, was a Great baker, everything she made was as if it had come out of machine.  Because EVERYTHING was the size, no matter what she was baking.  I tried making her Lemon Twist – – and gave up 26 years ago.

Lemon Twist Cookie Recipe

Lemon Twist

1/3 cup margarine, softened

¾ cup sugar

1 egg

1 egg yolk

1 tsp. grated lemon peel

 2 cups flour

¼ tsp. salt

1 egg white slightly beaten


Cream margarine and sugar thoroughly.  Mix in egg, egg yolk and lemon peel; mix well.  Then mix together flour and salt; add to mixture.

Shape pieces of dough into balls; size of a walnut.  Roll each piece into 8” lengths and twist.

Place on greased cookie sheet; then brush with egg white.

Bake on 350 F. and bake 8 to 10 minutes.

** I found a picture, and used it for the Lemon Twist – but they don’t come close to my mother-in-law’s cookies.  Her cookies were all the same size, and narrow. ** 

(Recipe for the Lemon Twist Cookie came from Marie Shea, 1990.)

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