Iced lemon biscuits

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Iced lemon biscuits

175g plain flour

1 lemon, grated zest only

110g soft butter

50g sugar

For the icing:

75g butter, softened

175g icing sugar, dusted

1/2 large lemon, grated zest

1-2 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice

1-2 drops yellow food colouring

Sprinkles to decorate

Heat the oven to 180°C

Mix the flour and lemon zest in a bowl. Add the butter and rub between your fingers until the mixture looks like fine breadcrumbs.

Add the sugar and knead to a stiff dough. Do not try to add some water.

Roll out to 1/2cm thickness then use a cookie cutter to cut into desired shapes.

Gently move the cookie shapes to a baking tray. Bake for 6 to 10 minutes, until the cookies take a light gold colour.

Take the cookies out of the oven and leave them to cool on a wire rack. Meanwhile, make the icing by beating together the ingredients until soft and fluffy for about 5 minutes or so. When the cookies are completely cool, spoon on the icing and dust with sprinkles. 


Preparation Time
10 minutes

Cooking Time
10 minutes

Main ingredients
Flour, Fruit

Recipe Type
Cakes & Baking, Easy, Entertaining, Kids Food, Gifts, Cake Stall, Cookies & Biscuits

Level of Difficulty

For a gluten free version, replace the flour 

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