Mix 1/2 pound of butter and 1 cup of sugar to a cream; add 4 well-beaten EGGS and the grated rind and juice of 1/2 lemon. Then stir in 1/2 pound of flour and work into a smooth dough. Lay on a well-floured baking-board and roll out thin. Cut into fancy shapes and bake in a moderate oven until done. Cover with a white icing, flavored with vanilla.
Dishes & Beverages of the Old South, by Martha McCulloch Williams (Year 1913)