Vanilla biscuits with lemon icing

Made to help celebrate my brother's birthday

Light and delicate, but easy to make

Makes 30 - 40 biscuits, depending on size
Adapted from these two recipes on

Original post (and pictures) here


For the biscuits

185g butter, margarine or non-dairy spread (I used Nuttelex)

3/4 cup sugar

1 egg

1.5 tsp vanilla

2 cups flour

For the icing

1 cup icing sugar

1 tbsp lemon juice


For the biscuits

1. Preheat oven to 180'C and line 2 baking trays with baking paper.

2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter / non-dairy spread and sugar, until white and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla and beat to combine.

3. Stir in the flour. Mix well.  

4. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and place in the fridge for ~30 minutes.

5. Roll out the dough between two pieces of non-stick baking paper, to about 1cm thick. Cut shapes using cookie cutters; make rectangles using a knife; and/or roll small balls and press with the back of a fork.

6. Bake for 10 minutes, until just starting to go golden. Allow to cool on the baking trays and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

For the icing

1. Mix together the icing sugar and lemon juice. Drizzle onto the biscuits, or pipe on using a piping bag.