Sunday, 10 July 2011

Lemonade Biscuits

I made these for my quilting group the other week. Since they went down rather well, I thought I will share the recipe here. They taste wonderful right from the fridge or even the freezer, especially on a hot summer day.

125g (1 stick)  butter, softened
130 g (2/3 cup) sugar
1 egg yolk
1 tbsp grated lemon zest
1 tsp vanilla
135g  (1 cup plus 2 tbsp) flour
1/2 tsp salt (I use less)
75 g (3/4 cup) powdered sugar
1 tbsp plus 1 tsp lemon juice

Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Beat in egg yolk, zest and vanilla. Then gently beat in flour and salt until dough holds together. Press into a ball and divide in two. Roll into two small logs, wrap into cling film and chill.
To bake, preheat oven to 190 degrees C (375 degrees F).  Lightly grease two baking sheets or  line with parchment paper. Cut each log across width into 1 cm (3/8 inch) slices.  Arrange slices on baking sheet at least 2 to 3 cm (1 inch) apart.  Bake for about 10 minutes, until edges are golden and centers set.  Transfer to racks to cool.
For glaze; in a small bowl whisk together sugar and lemon juice until smooth and thick enough to spread.  Thin with a few drops lemon juice or thicken with sugar if needed. Hold each biscuit along the edge and spread a thin layer of glaze with a small spatula.
Makes about 30.  



Vickie said...

Ah Vreni. I love lemon and we are having friends in for lunch after church. I just may have to get up early and give these a go. :)

Linda said...

Oh yum these look delicious and seeing i have a huge bowl of lemmons i am going to give these a go.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Love the look and sound of lemonade biscuits! Glad I am not the only one who eats biscuits straight from the freezer:) Thanks for linking up!

Happy-Sonne said...

Liebe Vreni
Einfach herrlich sehen Deine Guetzli aus! Danke für das tolle Rezept!
Vielen Dank auch für Deinen lieben Kommentar auf meinem Blog. Auch bei mir gedeihen nicht alle Blumen. Diese zeige ich halt nicht ;-)
Einen wunderschönen Sonntag wünscht Dir Yvonne

meli B said...

Love lemon, thanks for the recipe.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Oh my, these cookies look so good. I'll have to try them soon. Thanks.

Marjorie said...

Yum!!! But now that it's finally hot here, I just can't bring myself to turn on the oven. ;)

Lynda said...

I'm licking my lips. Love lemon.

Linda said...

those look delicious! thanks for the recipe!

donkey and the carrot said...

WANT WANT WANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dmarie said...

I am wild about lemon...thank you so much for sharing these!!

Janet said...

I love lemon in baking, thanks for sharing the recipe.

Geckoboxes said...

Mmmm , have to try these when I get visitors! I am a bit slow with reading the blogs as I am in Holland and catching up with family and friends and soaking up the Dutch Thing, whatever that is! Sewing is way down below the list of my daily activities! ;))

Rita said...

Woow die sehen ja fein aus! Da haben sich die Frauen sicher sehr darüber gefreut!!
Wünsch Dir ein ganz schönes Wochenende und liebi Grüessli,Rita

Anonymous said...

Wow, superlecker klingt das und sieht das aus! Die Sache mit dem Kühlen muss ich unbedingt ausprobieren!
x Hilde

chrisi said...

MMMMMM.....WIEDER EIN SEHR GUTES rEZEPT VON DIR.......DANKE, bei eurem schweizerbesuch habt ihr sicher die beste Zeit ausgesucht, wir haben so scheussliches sind Sommerferien....von baden keine möglichkeit