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Light lemon Icing Biscuits

Easy, basic biscuits with a light lemon icing
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Resting time1 hr
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: French
Author: Not so Skinny Cook


  • 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.