Limoncello butter biscuits

    1 hour 50 min

    This recipe makes about 5 baking trays of buttery lemon flavoured biscuits, and who would not like those? If you have only one baking tray, let the tray cool before placing a new batch of biscuits on it. You can easily make half of the recipe, too.

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    Makes: 5 baking trays

    • 375g butter
    • 125 g pure butter (ghee)
    • 4 egg yolks
    • 350g caster sugar
    • 750g plain flour
    • 1 lemon, juiced and zested
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 5 tablespoons limoncello (lemon liqueur)
    • For the icing
    • icing sugar
    • lemon juice
    • sugar sprinkles

    Prep:40min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:1hr chilling  ›  Ready in:1hr50min 

    1. Using a food processor with a blade, mix all ingredients till they hold together as a ball. You might want to do that in batches if your food processor is small. Wrap in cling wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
    2. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease several baking trays or line with greaseproof paper.
    3. Thinly roll out mixture on a lightly floured work surface and cut out biscuits. Place on the baking tray.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven till light golden, about 8 to 12 minutes, depending on the thickness of the biscuits.
    5. Let cool. In a small bowl stir icing sugar with lemon juice to make a thick icing and spread on biscuits. Decorate with sugar sprinkles and let dry.

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