The perfect bite sized lemony goodness your week needs!
2 ¼ cups plain flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
¾ cup sugar
2 tablespoons lemon zest
1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup icing sugar
5 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
Preheat the oven to 180’C. Line 2 baking sheets with baking paper and set aside. Whisk flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl, set aside. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter, sugar and lemon zest until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract, mix until smooth. On low speed add the flour mixture and blend until just incorporated. Drop tablespoon sized balls onto the baking sheet about 5cm apart, gently flatten with your hand. Bake for 10-14 minutes or until biscuits are just set and slightly golden. Cool on baking sheet for 2 minutes then transfer to wire racks to completely cool. Once they are cool make the glaze. In a medium bowl whisk together the icing sugar and lemon juice . Dip each cookie top into the glaze. Let cookies set until icing has set. Store in an airtight container for up to 4 days. Makes approx 30 cookies.
From the blog Handle the Heat, this girl has amazing recipes, one day I’ll get around to trying more of them! I have my heart set on a raspberry lemonade slice she has on there, keep your eyes peeled once it gets a bit warmer. I made these biscuits at the start of August but never got around to writing about them. I took some to Sydney for Daniel’s family and we took some on our short holiday to the south coast. Their amazing lemony flavour is just so refreshing and tangy it’s hard to stop at just one. The biscuit is amazingly soft and just melts in your mouth and the icing rounds it out so perfectly.
I had no issues with these biscuits, just don’t make them last thing at night because you really do need to let the icing set before packing them away, I had to put pieces of greaseproof paper between them to stack them because as usual I was baking at 10.30 at night. It doesn’t harm the cookies, just results in a flattened cracked look on the icing, not as pretty as they should be.
I loved these, Daniel loved these and his family did too so I am sure that your family will love these just as much as all of us. Give them a try next time you have some lemons that need using up, you’ll be glad you did.