Quick basic recipe

Basic Lemon Cookies are delicious


A basic biscuit recipe that you can whip up in no time is handy when you find yourself with a few ring ins or you have a cup of tea but no treat to accompany ! 

This basic biscuit is one you can ice multiple ways , here my 11yr old made them and then added lime icing.   Lime iced biscuits are just as tasty as lemon iced :)

Quick Basic Biscuits Recipe



250g Butter

1/2 cup sugar

2 tsp of lemon rind

1 egg

3 cups plain baking flour


Icing ingredients

1 cup pure icing sugar

2- 3 tbsp lemon juice


basic biscuit recipe



Preheat oven 160 degrees Celsius fan forced.  Grease or line your baking trays

Using a mixer cream together the butter, sugar and lemon rind until light and fluffy. 

Add the egg and continue mixing.

Sift the flour into the mixture in batches and mixing well in-between.


Roll the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and use your biscuit cutter to cut out your biscuits


Spoon out uniformed sized balls, slightly flatten in palm and then place on prepared tray.


Bake for 10 - 12 mins at 160 degrees Celsius, Makes approx 30.


Method Icing

Sift 1 cup of pure icing sugar into a bowl, using a fork start stirring in your lemon juice 1 tbsp at a time.

You're looking for a consistency that will just be able to be drizzled and not run off.

Ice the biscuits once they have cooled completely then leave to set for about 15mins before transferring.



Basic Biscuits Recipe




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