Lemon biscuits

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Serves: 30

By imaginewittynamehere

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Ingredients

  • 150g icing sugar

  • 100g sugar

  • 1 large lemon, zested and juiced

  • 200g butter

  • 300g plain flour

  • 1 handful hundreds and thousands, (optional)

Method

  1. Mix butter and sugar until fluffy.
  2. Add flour and mix to a dough.
  3. Roll out to 3/4cm thick and cut out shapes (I think they look best as stars).
  4. Place shapes on a greased baking tray.
  5. Cook at 175C/Gas Mark 4 for 12 minutes.
  6. Check biscuits, should still be quite a pale colour but starting to harden slightly (they will harden much more when out of the oven).
  7. Transfer to a cooling rack.
  8. Once cool, sieve icing sugar and mix to a thick paste with the juice of the lemon.
  9. Spread icing over biscuits and sprinkle with hundreds and thousands if using.
  10. Keeps well for 3-4 days (if they last that long).
    Can be frozen.

Variations:

  • Omit lemon zest and add 50g chopped hazelnuts and 1 1/2 tsp of mixed spice.
  • Top with drizzled melted choc instead of icing sugar
  • Instead of lemon, add 50g cranberries and 50g white choc drops, top with drizzled white choc.
  • When using dried fruit cut out with good quality metal cutters to ensure you can chop through the dried fruit cleanly.

Additional Information

  • Egg Free

  • Nut Free

  • Vegetarian

  • Cake/Dessert

  • Biscuit and sweets

  • Kids can help

  • Make Ahead

  • Can Freeze

  • lemon

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  • imaginewittynamehere 26/02/10 22:49

    Competition winning biscuits no less!! Bake & enjoy!!