Gradually add confectioners' sugar and lemon juice and rind.
Measure and add salt, baking soda and spices. Sift again.
Add sifted dry ingredients to egg and sugar mixture. Beat until a medium-soft, smooth
dough is formed.
Chill dough in refrigerator for several hours.
When thoroughly chilled, divide dough into 5 or 6 parts. Remove one portion from
refrigerator at a time and turn out on lightly floured board. Cut off small portions
and form into fingerlike sticks, rolling with the flat part of hand. Lay sticks
in parallel rows and cut across, making pieces the size of a small marble. Place
pieces close together on a greased baking sheet.
Bake at 425 degrees F until they begin to turn a light, golden brown.