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Melt in your Mouth Lemon Butter Biscuits

Recipe my Emma MT, who blogs at 'Cakes Bakes & Cookies'
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings 35


  • • 200g butter at room temperature
  • • 200g caster sugar – sieved
  • • 2 egg yolks
  • • 1 rind and juice of a lemon
  • • 370g plain flour- sieved
  • • 1 tsp baking powder
  • • Extra golden caster sugar for rolling the biscuits in.


  1. Line a baking tray with silicon paper and preheat your oven to 170ºC (Fan oven150ºC)
  2. Place all the ingredients into the bowl and mix. You can mix by hand or with a stand mixer but however you do it be careful not to over mix or the biscuits will become tough and will lose their lightness.
  3. Place the golden caster sugar into a bowl. Roll a spoonful of biscuit dough into a ball so it’s around the size of a large walnut then roll it around in the caster sugar till it’s completely coated.
  4. Place on the baking tray and use a fork to press the ball down a little. These biscuits only spread a little bit.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes until the edges are turning a deep golden brown colour – not brown-brown. Remove and leave to cool on the baking tray for ten minutes before transferring onto a rack to go complete cold.
  6. Enjoy!