The original recipe for these did not have lemon in them, so if you like a plain sugar cookie leave it out and add a tsp Vanilla. I like the little extra the lemon gives to this buttery cookie.
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup butter
2 egg yolks
1 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
Cream together until mixed well
1 tsp lemon juice
1 1/2 tsp finely grated lemon rind
2 cups flour
Mix well and shape into a ball, coat with sugar and press down with a fork to 1/2″
Cookies can be frozen at this point,if you are baking preheat oven to 375 bake for 10 to 12 minutes.