Looking for something for little hands to do this weekend? Why not bake these easy, light lemon icing biscuits with them. Since the dough is easy to handle and small hands can easily help with the decorations.
These light lemon icing biscuits are really a fun kitchen activity to do with your little ones. It is also a fun lunchbox additive and quick treat for teatime. One of the advantages of preparing biscuits and treats from scratch for your family is that you know exactly what is in them.
I am weary of buying treats for my family if the ingredients list comprises of things I cannot even pronounce properly. Therefore, I tend to avoid products with preservatives and colorants as they are bad for our bodies and health. Furthermore, it is also advisable to always use the best quality ingredients that have not been overly processed. For example, some of my favorite baking products are Eureka Mills’s unbleached stone-ground flour, fresh farm butter from the farmer’s market and raw organic milk from the dairy farm in our suburb. Oh yes, and I feel like the bee’s knees if I can add real vanilla extract to my baking. Despite this, I realize though that these items, however, comes with a higher price tag. So I suggest, if you can’t afford all at once, maybe just gradually start to eliminate one or two of the baddies at a time.
These biscuits are soft and have a light lemon fragrance. Enjoy them with a friend and a good cup of tea.
Light lemon Icing Biscuits
- 200 g butter
- 100 g castor sugar
- 1 extra large egg
- 5 ml vanilla extract
- 300 g flour
Light lemon Icing
- 1 cup icing
- 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 1 tbsp water
- silver balls for decoration
- Preheat the oven to 180° C
- Cream the sugar and butter until the butter is a very pale shade of yellow.
- Add the egg and vanilla and keep creaming till light and fluffy.
- Mix in the flour with a wooden spoon.
- Roll the dough in a ball and cover with plastic.
- Rest the dough in the refrigerator for 1 hour
- After an hour remove the dough from the refrigerator and roll out on a surface that has been dusted with flour. The dough should be about 8mm thick after rolling out.
- Cut out animal shapes with a cookie cutter and place on the baking sheet.
- Bake for 10 minutes or until golden in color.
- Allow biscuits to cool on the baking sheet.
- When cooled down, add all the ingredients for the icing to a small mixing bowl and whisk together.
- Place the biscuits on a wired rack on top of a baking sheet and drizzle the icing over. Decorate with silver or colored balls.
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