Spicy, dry cookies, not too sweet, excellent with coffee or tea. They were brought to this country by German settlers.
Sift together dry ingredients. Add eggs, citron, and lemon peel and mix well. Chill thoroughly. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Roll dough into 1-½-inch balls. Bake on greased cookie sheet about 20 minutes. If desired, press half a cherry into each cookie before baking.