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Lemon Biscuits

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Serves 15
Serves 15

About the bake

These heart shaped lemon biscuits are so gorgeous, and really easy to make.  Treat a loved one with these zesty delights.

10 ingredients5 steps


    1. Step 1

      In a medium bowl cream together the butter, vanilla extract and light muscovado sugar. Gradually beat in the egg.

    2. Step 2

      Finely chop the almonds and add to the bowl with the lemon zest. Sieve the flour, baking powder and salt into the bowl and stir well to make stiff dough.

    3. Step 3

      On a well floured surface and using floured hands, roll out the dough to a thickness of about 1cm.  Using a heart shaped cutter, cut out your biscuit and transfer to a greased baking sheet.

    4. Step 4

      Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C (160°C, 350°F, gas mark 4) for about 20 minutes until golden and firm. Leave to stand on the baking sheet for 20 minutes.

    5. Step 5

      Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Dredge with icing sugar before serving.


      • 50gButter (unsalted) 
      • 0.5 tspNielsen-Massey Vanilla Extract 
      • 125gBillington's Unrefined Light Muscovado Sugar 
      • 1Egg(s) (free range) (large) 
      • 25gAlmonds (flaked) (toasted) 
      • 1Lemon zest 
      • 175gAllinson's Plain White Flour 
      • 0.5 tspBaking powder 
      • A pinch ofSalt 
      • Icing sugar (to dust) 

    Nutritional information per 26g serving

    • Energy 117cal
    • Fat 4.2g
    • of which Saturates 2g
    • Carbohydrates 17g
    • of which Sugars 8.4g
    • Protein 2.2g
    • Salt 0.4g

    3 Baker Ratings

    This recipe didn’t entirely make sense. “1 salt”?? And 1 inch thick would have only made about 5 biscuits. I made these 1cm thick and baked for 12 minutes. They came out ok but not loads of flavour even though I doubled the lemon zest!

    Baking Mad

    Thanks for your review. We have updated our recipe to make it clearer for bakers making these biscuits. We would always recommend adding extra flavouring (in this case, more lemon zest) in order to achieve the strength of flavour that you enjoy. 

    Happy Baking!

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    Super easy recipe to make. Nice biscuits although not overly ‘lemony’. The recipe says cut to an inch thick, this was way too thick as the biscuits puff up a considerable amount. I had a thickness of 1cm and they still spread and rose quite a bit. Only had to cook for 17 minutes. Would recommend and bake again.

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