italian lemon biscuits

Italian lemon cookies

Today I decided to share with you one of my favourite recipes when it comes to biscuits: italian lemon biscuits! When I smell lemon my eyes light up like two stars shining in the night: its aroma, that sparkling scent… not to mention the extra touch it gives to the recipes it is used in. Let’s face it, everything is better with a squeeze of lemon.

In any case, today I wanted to bring you one of the dishes in which, in my opinion, this ingredient stands out at a glance, or rather… in the mouth. With their crispy outer shell, but a tender interior, these italian lemon biscuits are suitable for any self-respecting afternoon tea.

I still remember those rare times when my mum and I tried our hand at sweet baking during long Sunday evenings and, with flour in our hair but a smile on our face, something good always came out. These delicious biscuits were a “must” for my mum and me, especially when eaten in front of the television with a hot cup of green tea!

italian lemon biscuits
italian lemon biscuits

Italian lemon cookies

Vittoria
Today I decided to share with you one of my favourite recipes when it comes to biscuits: lemon biscuits! When I smell lemon my eyes light up like two stars shining in the night: its aroma, that sparkling scent... not to mention the extra touch it gives to the recipes it is used in. Let's face it, everything is better with a squeeze of lemon.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Servings 30 cookies

Ingredients
 
 

  • 100 gr soft butter
  • 120 gr granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 Lemon, zest and juice
  • 20 gr potato starch
  • 1 pack of baking powder
  • 280 gr flour “00”
  • Chocolate chips (if you want)
  • Granulated sugar
  • Icing sugar

Instructions
 

  • First, in a bowl, beat the softened butter and sugar with a whisk. Then add an egg and a pinch of salt. Stir again.
  • Add the juice and zest of an untreated lemon and continue to mix everything together.
  • Then add the potato starch, the sachet of yeast and the 00 flour, sifting them together.
  • Transfer the mixture to a work surface and knead until you have a smooth, homogeneous dough.
  • Cover with cling film and place in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • Once this time has elapsed, take the dough and, if you like, add the chocolate chips. I personally love chocolate, so I added a handful to half the dough.
  • Form small balls and dip them first in caster sugar, then in icing sugar.
  • Place them on a baking tray, well spaced out, and put them in the fridge for another half an hour.
  • Preheat the oven at 180°C (356°F). After half an hour you just have to put them in the oven at 180°C (356°F) for about 13 minutes and enjoy their goodness. ;)

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