Recently I have been obsessed with playing around with new recipes and trying to make something different each time, whilst still keeping the recipe and method simple. As the weather is getting progressively cooler, and the summer evenings progressively shorter, there is nothing cosier than staying inside, making the kitchen an entire mess and having delicious baked goods to show for it. The best thing about having this Food and Drink category is that it is basically my job to bake and play around with recipes and eat lots of cake and biscuits… how could I ever complain. Today’s recipe is for Lemon Biscuits and although they take a few more steps to make than my brownie recipe, the results are incredible and will be a great success with all your friends.
*This recipe made me 22 biscuits but of course it depends on your cookie cutter size / how thin you roll the mixture.*
For the biscuits you will need:
220g of unsalted butter (softened)
150g of icing sugar
2tbsp of lemon juice
260g of plain flour
For the icing you will need:
200g of icing sugar
2tbsp of lemon juice
1/2 tbsp of semi-skimmed milk
Lemon zest of one lemon (optional)
Lemon Biscuit Recipe Method:
1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius
2. In a large mixing bowl, add the butter, icing sugar and lemon juice together and mix until the mixture is smooth. If there are still small lumps of butter, don’t worry too much, just make sure the lumps are not too large.
3. Sift your flour into the bowl with the other ingredients and mix together. Initially the mixture will form little chunks but keep mixing until it is smooth.
4. Use your hands to form the mixture into a ball and using a rolling pin, roll the mixture onto a flat surface, making the width just under 1cm. I usually split the mixture in half to make rolling it easier.
5. Use a cookie cutter of your choice to stencil out your biscuits and transfer them onto a baking tray. Make sure you line the tray with butter or greaseproof paper to stop the biscuits sticking after you bake them.
6. Put your biscuits into the oven for 6-8 minutes depending on thickness. They are not meant to turn brown so don’t leave them in there longer than the set time.
7. Once baked, move your biscuits over onto a cooling rack and allow them time to cool down before icing as otherwise the icing will simply melt and run off the sides.
8. In a bowl, mix together the icing ingredients, making sure to sift the icing sugar first.
Once the biscuits are cool, ice them as you would like them to be iced adding some lemon zest over the top if you wish!! And enjoy!!
So there we have it, a nice easy and simple lemon biscuit recipe for everyone to enjoy. Now although I know that this batch aren’t the most perfectly shaped and iced biscuits, there is something home-made about that imperfection which makes them better than anything mass produced. They will be a little rough around the edges, and not all will be identical but that is the charm. I have really had to restrain myself not to eat the entire batch in one go and leave some left over for the photos because once you have one, there is often no going back. I am really enjoying sharing these baking recipes so do leave a comment down below, letting me know if you are liking them, as well as something you would like to see, I am open to all suggestions!!