Lemon and white chocolate biscuits

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Lemon and white chocolate biscuits
Lemon and white chocolate biscuits
  • Makes: 24-30

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

These delicious biscuits are perfect for tea and a catch up with your friends. The tangy lemon and the creamy chocolate flavours are great together!


  • 125g (4oz) butter, softened
  • 125g (4oz) caster sugar
  • 1 tsp pure lemon oil
  • 1 egg
  • 450g (1lb) plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 300g (10oz) white chocolate

Put some pastel coloured tissue paper in a small gift box and give these biscuits as a spring birthday present


  1. Preheat the oven to 170C/325F/Gas mark 3. Line one or two baking sheets with baking
  2. parchment.
  3. Beat the butter and sugar in a large bowl until pale and creamy. Add the lemon oil and beat for a further 30 seconds. Beat in the egg until just combined. In a separate bowl combine the flour and baking powder. Mix into the butter mixture, adding enough of the milk to make a dough. Chill if the weather is warm.
  4. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface, about 4mm (in) thick. Using a 6-cm (2 in) round cutter, cut the dough into rounds then transfer on to the prepared trays.
  5. Bake for 1518 minutes, or until lightly golden. Allow to cool slightly then transfer to a wire rack and allow to cool completely. When cool, melt the chocolate in the microwave or over a double boiler. Half dip the biscuits into the chocolate then leave to set on baking parchment in a cool place.
Recipe taken from Cookies, Slices and Squares by Pippa Cuthbert and Lindsay Cameron Wilson (New Holland Publishers, 12.99)

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