English lemon cookies

English lemon cookies
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English lemon cookies

English lemon cookies recipe

Lemon Meltaways, a recipe for fragrant lemon-scented English biscuits. I was inspired to make these egg-free lemon biscuits after falling in love with the softest lemon biscuits and butter biscuits.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Additional Time 3 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 120 g flour 00
  • 85 g burro
  • 25 g veiled zucchero
  • 15 g starch di more (cornstarch)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1 lemon zest (1 untreated lemon)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • to taste icing sugar (for decoration)


    1. My Lemon Meltaways are inspired by English lemon biscuits. They would be with lime in the original version, which I invite you to try. You can also make the Orange Meltaways by substituting orange for the lemon.
    2. Remove the butter from the refrigerator 30 minutes before using: it will be easier to work with a whisk.
    3. I used an electric whisk to demonstrate how simple the preparation is, but you can also use the planetary mixer's whisk K (or leaf) in the same order of insertion of the ingredients.
    4. Working with Butter and Sugar - Lemon Meltaways
    5. Work in the cream, whipping cream, butter, and icing sugar for a few minutes, until the mixture is creamy, uniform, and clear.
    6. 1 lemon zest, 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice, vanilla extract, and salt Combine with whips.
    7. In a separate bowl, combine the flour and cornstarch, then mix the powders and incorporate them into the mixture 3-4 times with whips. Compact everything with a spatula.
    8. The Lemon Meltaways dough will be ready in a short time; it is normal for it to be quite soft.
    9. Flip it over onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Work it quickly to create the shape of a 4 cm diameter roll. To give it a more precise shape, roll it up on the work surface with the help of baking paper.
    10. Place it in the freezer for 1 hour, wrapped in baking paper. If you don't have it, place it in the fridge for about 3 hours.
    11. After the time has passed, preheat the static oven to 180 ° C.
    12. Return the roll to the pan and cut it into 1 cm thick slices. Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, one at a time.
    13. Bake the English biscuits for 13 minutes in a preheated static oven at 180 ° C. They should be clear, with a barely golden base.
    14. Allow them to cool for about 10 minutes to allow them to compact before dipping them in a generous amount of icing sugar. You can also place the sugar in a plastic freezer bag with some cookies and gently shake it.
    15. Your Lemon Meltaways are finished! Perfect as a gift or to eat for breakfast or as a snack, or to use as traditional English tea biscuits. You'll be able to smell the perfume!

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per ServingCalories 231Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 36mgCarbohydrates 54gFiber 1gSugar 30gProtein 3g

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