Lemon and white chocolate biscuits recipe

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makes: 24 - 30
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Prep: 20 min
Cooking: 15 min
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  • 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 (4½oz) butter, softened
    • 125g (4½oz) caster sugar
    • 1 tsp pure lemon oil
    • 1 egg
    • 450g (1lb) plain flour
    • 1 tsp baking powder
    • 2 tbsp milk
    • 300g (10½oz) white chocolate


    • Preheat the oven to 170°C/325°F/Gas mark 3. Line one or two baking sheets with baking

    • parchment.

    • 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.

    • Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface, about 4mm (¼in) thick. Using a 6-cm (2½ in) round cutter, cut the dough into rounds then transfer on to the prepared trays.

    • Bake for 15–18 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.

    Top tip for making Lemon and white chocolate biscuits

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

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