About this recipe:Lovely biscuits that I like to give as gifts at Christmas, although they fit any season using different shapes and icing! I also make them as individual biscuits and cut them into festive shapes like trees, stars and angels. I have made this recipe with diary free spread AND gluten free flour for friends with special diets and it has still turned out great! They go down a treat every time.
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Method Prep:20min › Cook:10min › Ready in:30min
Preheat the oven to 200 C / Gas 6.
Rub together the butter and flour until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs; add the caster sugar and lemon rind. Mix well. Alternatively place all the ingredients together in a food processor and blend.
Press the mixture together to form a dough. Knead lightly. Roll out and cut circles, then cut moon shapes from the circles. Cut little stars out. Place on a baking sheet.
Bake until golden, about 10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
Mix the icing sugar with a squeeze of lemon juice and a little water. Mix to a paste.
Coat the moons with white icing, reserving about a third. Colour this yellow and coat the stars. Allow to set. Stick the stars onto the moons with a little icing. Enjoy!
Instead of icing, try either dipping in or drizzling over melted chocolate.