Zingy lemon cookies

We’ve made a few biscuits this week and unfortunately they all turned out to be….well, horrible frankly. The recipes had all come from the same book so we decided that perhaps It was the book and maybe we weren’t terrible bakers.
Today the 15 year old made biscuits from another of our books and they were absolutely brilliant, put it this way, she made 56 and we’ve eaten them all. I think we shall put the other recipe book away, far far away.

They were super easy to make
The ingredients were just 110g butter (softened)
1 lemon
50g caster sugar
150g self raising flour
Icing sugar ( we didn’t use this, we sprinkled a little caster sugar on top while they were warm)

To make the biscuits
Preheat oven to gas mark 5 and line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.

Using the smallest holes on the grater, grate the peel off the lemon.

Put the butter and caster sugar into a mixing bowl and mix till its a light, creamy mixture, then add the lemon peel and flour.
Mix everything together.

Then roll the mixture into small balls, ( we got approx 28 balls in one batch) place on the baking tray and flatten down.

Bake for approx 10 minutes until the biscuits are beginning to go golden brown.

Sprinkle with a little caster sugar while they are still warm.


Because they were so easy and so tasty the 15 year old made another batch but using a bag of chocolate chips rather than the lemon, they were equally as tasty as the lemon ones.

We will definitely make these again, we are going to make them using butterscotch pieces, white chocolate chips, and orange peel too. Not all at once obviously.

we found the recipe for zingy lemon cookies in a book called Norahs Dinners.


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