Take the powdered sugar, butter, wheat-flour, and Indian meal; mix all together, and add the juice and grated peel of the lemon, with spice to your taste. Make it into a lump of paste. Then put it into a mortar, and beat it hard on all sides.
Roll it out thin, and cut it into cakes with the edge of a tumbler, or with a tin cutter.
Flour a shallow tin pan. Lay the cakes into it, but not close together. Bake them about ten minutes. Grate sugar over them when done.