• Makes 50
  • 30 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 11 Ingredients


Lemon biscuits are quick and easy to make and a batch of these citrus delights for a morning tea will be most welcome.

Ingredients (makes 50 biscuits)

  • 1/4 Cup Milk
  • 1 Teaspoon Vinegar
  • 125 g Butter
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Teaspoon Grated lemon Rind
  • 1 3/4 Cups Plain Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Icing Sugar (for glaze)
  • 2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice (for glaze)


  1. Mix milk and vinegar in a cup and set aside.
  2. Beat butter, sugar, egg and lemon rind in a bowl until smooth.
  3. Sift in flour and baking powder.
  4. Add sour milk to the mixture and mix well.
  5. Put teaspoonfuls onto a biscuit baking tray lined with baking paper.
  6. Bake in an oven at 180 degrees for 10 minutes or until golden.
  7. Cool biscuits on a wire rack and then glaze with the icing and a sprinkle of lemon rind.


Lemon biscuits are so popular with family and friends and they get gobbled up quickly. I always make a double batch of these biscuits. They also make a yummy gift and look pretty wrapped in cellophane or placed in a decorative biscuit box.

  • Yum! I love lemon anything!


  • I’ve never heard of vinegar in a biscuit recipe before. I’ll have to try this one, Thanks :)


  • i like the idea about cellophane. that would make for a really nice gift idea that would also be cheap to make. thanks for sharing this recipe


  • Great recipe. Thank you for sharing.


  • My kids find it a bit sour, but I love it so more for me!

    • I do like the sour taste to them, gives it that extra yum feeling


  • Will give these a whirl. Can’t resist lemon. Thanks.


  • I know I’ll enjoy the citrusy tartness of lemon in these biscuits. A delightful afternoon tea treat


  • A great little recipe for lemon biscuits. Loving this, hoping some lemons are ripe tomorrow for this.


  • I love the taste of lemon – thanks for this recipe.


  • oh I love a good lemony baked treat – cannot wait to make these for myself! (ok and my family) – thank you for sharing your version of these biscuits

    • Thank you! These biscuits are so good when fresh out of the oven and I glaze them pretty quickly! One for the biscuit tin, one for me, one for the kids! They do go quickly. I hope you enjoy them! :)


  • Citrus sensation …looks so good. thanks for sharing.

    • Thanks – Citrus sensation! Love this comment – the new name for these yummy biscuits! :)


  • A favourite biscuit of mine ,love your recipe!

    • Thanks – I hope you enjoy making these citrus delights. :)


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