Zingy Lemon Buttery Biscuit Recipe

One of the perks of your parents deciding to build a holiday home in Portugal, are the delivery of lemons I get every so often. They are the most wonderful delicious lemons!

I decided to try and be a bit creative with some of them and came across this fantastic recipe from Jamie Oliver. The biscuits went down a treat at work, they were all gone by lunchtime. So I thought I would share it with you all. They really are delicious!


Lemon Biscuit Ingredients

125g of butter, cubed, room temperature

100g of caster sugar

1 egg (preferably free range)

200g of plain flour

2 lemons, the zest (keep the juice to one side for icing)

1/4 of a teaspoon of baking powder

1 pinch of sea salt

extra plain flour for dusting

icing sugar


1. Put the sugar and butter into a bowl and cream together. You can use a fork or an electric blender.

Lemon Biscuits

2. Add the egg to the mixture and mix until fluffy.

Lemon Biscuits

3. Add the baking powder, flour, salt and lemon zest and mix to create a ball of dough

Lemon Biscuits

4. Once you have your ball of dough place it in the fridge for at least 2 hours. This will help to firm it up.

5. After removing your dough from the fridge roll it out on a floured surface. It should be around 1/2 centimetre thick.

Lemon Biscuits

6. Use a cutter of your choice to cut out the shapes. I used this duck, it was a nightmare, so I switched to a man shape, which was also a nightmare. The rest was rolled into balls and squashed.

Lemon Biscuits

7. Place your shapes onto a baking tray (don’t forget to grease it!) and bake for around 12 minutes at 180°c/350°F/gas 4.

Lemon Biscuits

8. Once baked leave on a wire rack to cool. Or a plate… I don’t have a wire rack. Oops.

Lemon Biscuits

9. While you are waiting you can make your icing! Now I used all of the juice from the two lemons which made enough icing for around 7000 biscuits. So just use a little as you go. Probably 1/2 of a lemon will be more than enough! Once your biscuits are cooled you can ice them.

Lemon Biscuits

10. After making a right mess of the kitchen, rescue the one you dropped in the vat of icing.

Lemon Biscuit

And enjoy! :)

2 comments on Zingy Lemon Buttery Biscuit Recipe

  1. Anosa
    May 15, 2016 at 3:42 pm (3 years ago)

    oh my goodness I am loving the look of these biscuits so delicious. Thanks for the recipe.

  2. Stephanie
    May 15, 2016 at 5:59 pm (3 years ago)

    These look amazing! I love lemon biscuits might have to try these very soon – thanks for sharing x