Lemon biscuits

Rachel Allen's rich buttery lemon-scented biscuits are simply irresistible and so easy to make
By Rachel Allen
Lemon biscuits
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  • Serves: Makes about 25
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Effort: easy


  • 175 g plain flour
  • 1 finely lemon, grated zest only
  • 110 g soft butter
  • 50 g sugar


1. Preheat the oven to 180C/ gas 4.

2. Put the flour and lemon rind into a mixing bowl and rub in the soft butter.

3. Add the caster sugar and bring the whole mixture together to form a stiff dough. Do not add any water, however tempting.

4. Roll out the dough to about ½ cm thickness and cut into shapes with a cookie cutter.

5. Place carefully on a baking tray and cook in the oven for 6-10 minutes until pale golden.

6. Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack.

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