1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine dry ingredients. Add wet ingredients and lemon zest. Mix until well-combined.
2. Divide dough in four parts. Roll out one part of dough to form a rope. Break off hazelnut-sized pieces and roll into tiny balls.
3. Heat oil in a pan on medium-high. Drop balls in hot oil and cook around 20 to 30 seconds until light golden brown. Flip over and cook the other side, around 15 seconds. Remove with a slotted spoon and place on a paper-towel-lined dish to absorb extra oil.
4. Repeat with the remaining dough.