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Delightful Lemon Biscuits

Delightful Lemon Biscuits

Make Mum a delicious treat this Mother's Day with a fresh batch of these Delightful Lemon Biscuits - perfect with a cup of tea or coffee!

(Heads up - these biscuits are just as good at any other time of the year).

Ingredients

For the Biscuits:

90g softened butter

100g caster sugar

1 egg

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

200g plain flour

½ teaspoon baking powder

Zest of half a lemon

For the Icing:

150g icing sugar, sieved

Juice of 1 lemon

 

Method

To make the Biscuits:
  • Preheat the oven to 180, degrees Celsius and line a large baking tray with baking paper and set aside.
  • Cream the butter and sugar together until smooth and pale, then beat in the egg, vanilla and lemon zest.
  • In a separate bowl, sift the flour and baking powder together.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the butter and sugar and combine well. If you think the mixture is too sticky to be rolled out, add a little more flour – but be careful not to add too much.
  • Form into a ball and press down to form a disc. Wrap in cling film and rest in the fridge for 1 hour.
  • (After resting in the fridge) Flour the bench then roll dough out to about ½ cm. Cut into shapes using a cookie cutter, dipping the cutter into flour after each cut. We chose to use a flower, but you can use any shape you like.
  • Place the biscuits onto the lined baking tray, leaving a little space between each biscuit.
  • Bake for 8-12 minutes, until slightly browned around the edges. Cool slightly on the tray, then transfer using a spatula to a wire rack to finish cooling. When the biscuits are cold, they can be iced.
To make the Icing:
  • Put a tablespoon of lemon juice into a bowl and add the sieved icing sugar.
  • Add more lemon juice as needed to form a thick paste.
  • Ice as desired; since we used a flower shaped cutter, we drew petals on top.

If you want to pipe the icing onto the biscuits, a quick and easy way to do this is to use a plastic sandwich bag. Spoon the icing into the sandwich bag, seal it and squeeze the icing into one of the bottom corners. Then using a pair of scissors, snip off the corner. Depending on the amount of icing you like, you can cut the hole smaller or larger. We recommend starting smaller, you can always cut it larger if you want!

Table runner made using Tweed Black Fabric.

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