The original recipe for these came from Chez Panisse.
Cream the butter and sugar together until pale and fluffy. Beat in the vanilla, egg and lemon zest, then gradually work in the flour, adding the salt and cloves, until you have a soft dough. Divide in two, and roll each into a cylinder
The cloves can be replaced with crushed cardamom seeds, and the lemon zest with orange zest.
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