I came across this recipe originally in the Guardian for orange butter cookies, however I decided to slightly adapt it as I like lemon more.
These take about 25 mins to make (incl cooking) and are a slightly chewy cookie with a lemony tang.
You will need:
- 125g self raising flour
- 100g butter (unsalted)
- 50g caster sugar
- zest of one lemon (or other fruit)
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees and line a baking tray with baking parchment.
- Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl and combine them to make a ball of dough. This takes time as the heat of your hands will melt the butter, the only ingredient binding everything together. It took me about 10 minutes to get a proper ball of dough, so don’t rush this.
- Roll out the dough into a sausage shape, and cut into 16 pieces. Shape these into rough cookie shapes.
- Cook for around 10 minutes.
- Let cool for about 5 minutes before eating them all.
They go really well with Earl Grey tea, and strong coffee (or so I’m told)
They were eaten so quickly I didn’t get to take photos, so will have to post some next time I make them.
update: I finally have a picture