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Lemon Biscuits


Recipe Info

  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 5m
  • Ready In : 15m

Light and simply delicious.


  • 2 cup(s) cake flour
  • 2 cup(s) cornflour
  • 2 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1 cup(s) butter, softened
  • 1 cup(s) icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon(s) vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon(s) lemon zest
  • 1 cup(s) icing sugar
  • 1 tablespoon(s) fresh lemon juice food colouring, colour of your choice


Step 1

In a small bowl, sift together flour, cornstarch and salt and set aside.

Step 2

In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in vanilla and lemon zest. Gradually mix in the dry ingredients until well blended.

Step 3

Shape the dough in to a flat disk. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for one hour.

Step 4

Preheat oven to 180oC.

Step 5

On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to 1/4 inch thick. Cut the dough in to desired shapes. Place the cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased baking trays or baking trays lined with parchment paper.

Step 6

Bake until lightly browned on the bottom about 8 minutes. Don’t over bake. Cool for 5 minutes on the baking tray and then remove to a wire rack to cool.

Step 7

Icing: Whisk together icing sugar, lemon juice and food colouring if create mixture. Add a dash more lemon juice if a thinner glaze is needed.

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