Glazed Lemon Biscuits

By Published On: 10 Dec '20Last Updated: 12 Jan '22

These Glazed Lemon Biscuits are luxurious, and bursting with citrus flavour from the lemon juice. They also make a perfect Christmas gift to share with those you love!

Glazed Lemon Biscuits


Glazed Lemon Biscuits are one of the delights that I love to prepare during Christmas in the past few years. Although I love baking, I do not bake much except during Christmas as the silly season comes around and I like to take a moment to indulge in the taste of these fuss-free biscuits. After all Christmas is a time to forget about calories, to bake and to share! My family loves these biscuits at Christmas. These biscuits also make a perfect gift to share with the people you love whether during Christmas or other occasions!

I got a taste of these biscuits on one Christmas eve when one of my colleagues left a beautifully wrapped pack of these biscuits on my desk with a label bearing my name. I had no idea who left that pack but I thought that was a truly beautiful gesture which underpins the spirit of Christmas. One look at the biscuits and I could not resist. I ate my first one and the refreshing citrous flavour that popped from the lemon glaze was truly something I cannot forget. Then I ate my second and by this time I was reaching for my third one too! After eating my third one, I went around the office to locate the souce of these moreish, satisfying and flavourful biscuits. Bingo! I found her. She happens to be my colleague who loves cooking and baking. I thanked her for sharing these treats with me and she graciously shared the recipe with me. Today I am sharing this recipe with you so all of you can prepare these biscuits for your families and make this Christmas extra special!

Glazed Lemon Biscuits

Glazed Lemon Biscuits

Catherine Lavina Mendonsa
These biscuits are delicious and bursting with citrus flavour. They are luxurious with a addition of freshly squeezed lemon juice in the glaze. They also make a perfect Christmas gift to share with those you love!
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting time 7 hours
Total Time 7 hours 40 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine Australian
Servings 50 biscuits


  • cup plain flour or all-purpose flour sifted
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp. lemon zest
  • 250 g unsalted butter at room temperature cubed
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ tsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp. lemon extract
  • 2 tsp. melted butter to grease hands

For the Glaze

  • 1 cup icing sugar or confectioner’s sugar
  • 6-7 tsp. fresh lemon juice


  • Preheat oven to 180°C. Line two large baking trays with baking paper and set aside.
  • Add flour, baking powder and salt to a bowl. Whisk and set aside.
  • In a medium to large bowl, add granulated sugar and lemon zest. Rub the sugar and the lemon zest with your fingertips until fragrant.
  • Cube butter and add to the bowl with the sugar and lemon mixture. Beat until light and fluffy (about 4 minutes) scraping down the sides from time to time. Beat in egg, vanilla extract and lemon extract. Beat for a further minute or until smooth.
  • Beat in flour mixture gradually on low speed until blended. Empty contents of the bowl onto a cutting board or silicon mat and gently knead a few times just until ingredients are combined.
  • Grease your hands with a little butter. Take a tablespoon of dough and roll it into a ball in your palm. Place on to prepared baking sheet, spacing about 2 inches apart. Gently flatten dough with a fork.
  • Bake for 12-14 minutes or until biscuits are just set and slightly golden brown on the edges. Cool biscuits on baking sheet for 2 minutes and then transfer to cooling racks. Cool completely.

For the glaze

  • Whisk together the icing sugar and lemon juice. Add the lemon juice gradually until you get a dropping consistency glaze.
  • Dip each cookie top into the lemon glaze. Set aside overnight until icing has set. The icing sets in two to three hours but it takes 7 to 9 hours to dry completely.
  • Store in airtight containers at room temperature for up to two weeks.


The glaze is ready when it is of a dropping consistency and makes a pattern on the glaze in the bowl and then gradually incorporates into the rest of the glaze.
Keyword biscuits, Christmas biscuits, Cookies
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