Crisp Lemon and Sugar Biscuits

    1 hour 37 min

    These are delightful lemon flavoured biscuits. They are crisp on the edges and deliciously soft on the inside. These won't last long in your house. Feel free to make bigger biscuits if you desire.

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    Makes: 48 biscuits

    • 175g butter
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 2 tablespoons golden syrup
    • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
    • 250g plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 100g caster sugar

    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Extra time:1hr chilling  ›  Ready in:1hr37min 

    1. In a medium bowl, cream together butter and 200g sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, golden syrup and lemon extract. Stir in flour, bicarbonate of soda and baking powder. Cover dough and chill in the refrigerator at least 1 hour.
    2. Preheat oven to 170 C / Gas 3. Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Roll chilled dough into walnut sized balls. Roll balls in remaining sugar and place on the prepared baking tray.
    3. Bake 12 minutes in the preheated oven or until lightly browned.

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    My hubby loves anything with lemon in it so I thought I'd try these out! Firstly this recipe is so easy to make, one of the easiest mixtures I've made! I tweaked the recipe only a little. As my other half loves lemon he asked me to add an extra half a teaspoon of lemon extract to the mixture. They turned out really well, made them an extra zingy! Secondly I left the biscuits in for an extra minute or so as they were very sloppy. Apart from that they were very yummy  -  12 Feb 2011


    Altered ingredient amounts. I added an extra half a teaspoon of lemon extract to the mixture.  -  12 Feb 2011


    Great tasting cookie. I used a tsp. of fresh lemon juice, and a tbs. of lemon zest (omitting the lemon extract). Excellent. After trying these, I have also decided to skip the rolling in sugar step, and just dust the cooled cookies with powdered sugar. The powdered sugar will nestle nicely into the surface of this cookie! Even though I made some slight alterations, I give these cookies 5 stars because they are sooo easy to prepare, quick to cook, and are incredibly easy to transport. It's crisp, yet chewy, allowing them to be packaged in any way. Mahalo nui loa!  -  17 Jul 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)