Simple Lemon Biscuits

These biscuits are simple yet very delicious, the perfect addition to an afternoon tea party or a quick mid morning snack.

Makes 24 Biscuits

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Ingredients:

100g Unsalted Butter

112g Caster Sugar

1 Egg, beaten

205g Plain Flour

2tsp Lemon Juice

Zest of a lemon

90g Icing Sugar

1.5 tbsp of full fat milk

Method:

Beat the butter and sugar together until it is pale and fluffy. Add in the egg and whisk until combined. Fold in the flour, lemon juice and knead on a lightly floured surface, incorporating half of the lemon zest. Knead until a soft smooth dough has formed.

Chill the dough for 30 minutes. While waiting crystallise the remaining lemon zest by adding a 2 tsp of caster sugar and spreading it out of a plate.

Preheat the oven to 160 degrees fan. Roll the dough to 4mm and cut out roughly 24 biscuits. Bake for 12-13 minutes, until pale golden, then cool on the tray for 10 minutes before moving to a wire rack to cool completely.

Make the icing by sifting the icing sugar, adding in the milk and another tsp of lemon juice. For best results, pipe a circle of the icing around the circumference of each biscuit then fill each piped circle with a thin layer of icing. Top with a sprinkle of the lemon zest.

Enjoy! Claudia 🙂

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