Butter biscuits

Butter biscuits
These six-ingredient biscuits are beautifully buttery. Dip them in chocolate and add a dusting of edible glitter for sparkle if you like

  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:20 mins
    • Cook:12 mins
    • plus cooling
  • Easy
  • Makes 35


  • 165g butter
  • 100g icing sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 250g plain flour
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 100g dark chocolate, milk chocolate or white chocolate


  • STEP 1

    Beat the butter with the icing sugar, a pinch of salt and the lemon zest until a smooth.

  • STEP 2

    Sift in the flour and add the milk, mix to a dough and then knead briefly. Wrap and chill for 1-2 hours.

  • STEP 3

    Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Line 2 baking sheets with baking parchment. Roll the dough out on a floured worksurface to 2mm and cut out different shapes. Arrange the biscuits on the baking sheets, grouping all the same sizes together. Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden, then cool completely.

  • STEP 4

    Melt the chocolate in a microwave or in a bowl set over simmering water. Dip one side of each cookie into the chocolate and leave to cool and set.

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