Preheat the oven at 350 degrees F.
In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, sugar, lemon zest, baking powder, nutmeg, and salt.
In a heavy duty mixer, beat lard until softened. Add the egg, vanilla, and dry ingredients all at once. Mix on low speed until a thick dough forms. Cook's Note: Dough can be piped into flowers, shaped using a cookie press, or rolled into 1-inch balls.
Place a piece of walnut or Turkish delight in the middle of each cookie and press a little.
Line the cookies on a baking sheet (ungreased, or lined with parchment paper), leaving a 1-inch space in between. Bake in the preheated oven 15 minutes, or until slightly browned around the edges. Remove from oven, allow to cool and dust with powdered sugar.
Recipe courtesy of Blogger Mihaela Pesa Dascalu