French lemon biscuits

    30 min

    These delicate lemon biscuits are bursting with lemon flavour. Children go mad for these biscuits! Do not skimp on the lemon, more lemon means more vitamins and more deliciousness!

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    Makes: 35 biscuits

    • 120g butter, softened
    • 90g icing sugar
    • 1 egg white
    • zest of 1 to 2 lemons, to taste
    • juice of 1 small lemon
    • 200g plain flour
    • 65g ground almonds

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a baking tray or line with parchment.
    2. In a mixing bowl beat softened butter and sugar until smooth. Add egg white and lemon zest; mix well. Add lemon juice and stir until mixture is smooth. Finally, stir in flour and then ground almonds and mix well. For easier rolling, chill the dough for 30 minutes.
    3. Roll out biscuit mixture on a lightly floured surface to about 1cm thickness. Using upside-down glasses or your favourite biscuit cutters, cut out biscuit rounds or shapes and place gently on baking tray.
    4. Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes, keeping an eye on the biscuits to ensure they don't burn.

    Storage tip

    Keep biscuits in an airtight container to to best preserve texture and freshness.

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    Reviews in English (5)


    I followed the instructions carefully, but the resulting dough was far too sticky, even though I had only added the juice of one lemon. It was not possible to roll it, even after I tried adding a little more flour and icing sugar and flouring the board, my hands and the rolling pin lightly. I eventually cooked them just by dropping balls onto the baking tray and squishing them slightly - to the recommended 2.5cm depth. After 15 minutes, they had not spread at all so were far too thick and still seemed undercooked on top, but were starting to burn on the bottom so I was forced to take them out at that point. After cooling, I tried eating one and it was just awful. A horrible texture. Also, the almonds did not seem to harmonise well with the lemons. Rejected by my boyfriend and child (virtually unheard of!).  -  17 Jun 2012


    Great for kids and adults, very tasty  -  11 Apr 2018


    The ratio of flour /butter / sugar / almond is not right at all.  -  20 Jul 2016