Delicious gooey lemon butter biscuits

These gooey lemon butter biscuits are like biting into a delicious ray of sunshine. 

Made with cream cheese and fresh lemon zest and juice, they are a sweet and tart delight, and a fresh change for your afternoon treat. 

Certain to impress visitors if you serve them up with afternoon tea or coffee!

Ingredients

  • 2 ¼ cups plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 225g package cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated lemon zest
  • 1 ½ tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Yellow food colouring
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg plus 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 cup icing sugar, sifted
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Method

 
1. Whisk flour and baking powder in a medium mixing bowl until well combined.

2. In another bowl, use an electric mixer to beat cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add sugar, lemon juice, zest, vanilla, a few drops of food colouring, and salt, beating continuously until well combined. Add egg and egg yolk, and beat for 2-3 minutes on medium speed, scraping down the sides of the bowl. 

3. Gradually add flour, beating on low speed until just combined. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight. 

4. Preheat oven to 170C and line baking trays with nonstick paper. 

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5. Roll spoonfuls of dough into balls with your hands, then roll in icing sugar before placing on trays. 

6. Bake for 12-14 minutes, or until biscuits have flattened out and are crackly in appearance on top. Allow them to cool on trays for 10 minutes before gently transferring to a wire cooling rack. Dust with additional icing sugar before serving, and store in an airtight container (in the fridge if you prefer). 

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