Lemon flower biscuits

    55 min

    These beautiful and dainty flower shaped biscuits are ideal for special occasions like Mother's Day or a special birthday tea.

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    Makes: 35 biscuits

    • 240g plain flour
    • 180g cold butter
    • 100g + 3 tablespoons sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1 teaspoon lemon zest, grated
    • 1 egg yolk
    • sugar, for decoration

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:30min chilling  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Place the flour into a mixing bowl then cut in the butter and add the sugar. Rub with the hands until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add the vanilla extract, lemon zest and egg yolk and knead lightly to bring everything together into a ball. Wrap in cling film and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.
    2. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Line a baking tray with baking parchment.
    3. Remove the biscuit mixture from the fridge and turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Roll out to 5mm thick using a rolling pin then use a flower shaped cutter to cut into biscuits. Place a little caster sugar or icing sugar into a saucer then press the top side of every biscuit into the sugar, then place sugar side up on the prepared baking tray.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown and firm, about 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool fully before enjoying.

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