Really easy lemon cookies

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)
  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees and line a baking tray with baking parchment.
  2. 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.
  3. Roll out the dough into a sausage shape, and cut into 16 pieces. Shape these into rough cookie shapes.
  4. Cook for around 10 minutes.
  5. 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



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