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Lemon kisses

Lemon biscuits

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook: -
  • Easy
  • Makes 20

Who could resist a zesty treat? These dainty melt-in-the-mouth lemon biscuits make a scrumptious addition to an afternoon tea spread

  • Freezable (Biscuits can be frozen unfilled and un-iced)
Nutrition: per serving
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal202
fat8g
saturates5g
carbs31g
sugars18g
fibre1g
protein1g
low insalt0.14g
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Ingredients

Method

  • STEP 1

    Stir together the butter, sugar, egg yolk, vanilla and zest from 1 lemon using a wooden spoon. Stir in the flour – you might need to get your hands in at the end. Tip onto a floured surface, bring together into a smooth dough, then roll out, half at a time, and stamp out 5-6cm rounds. Keep re-rolling trimmings, you should get about 40 biscuits. Arrange on trays lined with baking parchment, cover with cling film and chill for 30 mins.

  • STEP 2

    Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Bake the biscuits for 8-12 mins until pale golden, then cool. Once cool, spread half the biscuits with a little lemon curd and top with a second biscuit. Arrange the biscuits on wire racks over trays. Mix enough lemon juice into the icing sugar to give a runny consistency, then drizzle over the biscuits. Scatter over a bit more lemon zest and leave to set.

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Recipe from Good Food magazine, January 2011

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Rating: 4 out of 5.26 ratings
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