Heat oven to 400.
Beat eggs with fork, stir in oil, vanilla and lemon rind (if using). Blend in 3/4 cup sugar until mixture thickens.
Blend flour, baking powder, and salt; add to mixture.
Roll into 1 inch balls. Mix 1/2 cup sugar and cinnamon. Roll balls in sugar mixture.
Place on baking sheet, criss cross with fork. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheet.
Bake 8-10 minutes. Remove immediately from baking sheet.
Variations: You may omit cinnamon and use 2 tsp lemon rind in batter, roll in sugar and bake.
Submitted by: Kathy LarsenWritten on May 23rd , 2007 by Chris Prather