3 tablespoons margarine
1 1/2 cups (340 g) sugar
1 egg, separated
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 1/3 cups (529 g) flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/4 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup (113 g) walnuts, finely chopped (optional)
Makes 6-9 dozen cookies depending on the size of the cookie cutter.
Mix the butter, sugar, 2 whole eggs, 1 egg yolk, and lemon juice until fluffy.
In a separate bowl, stir the dry ingredients together.
Blend into the sugar mixture.
If using walnuts, stir them in.
Divide the dough into 3 pieces and use a rolling pin to roll 1 piece at a time to 1/16 inch (0.16 cm) thick on a lightly floured board.
Cut the rolled dough with a star-shaped cookie cutter.
Beat the remaining egg white until frothy, then brush the tops of the cookies with it.
Bake cookies at 375°F/190°C on a lightly greased baking sheet for 6-8 minutes, or until golden brown.
DorisTLC's recipe was taken with permission.