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Lemon Zest Biscuits

Styling and Photography by Chay Berger
Food Prep by Leah Hamaoui

Looking for the perfect cookie that will please both young and old? Try these lemon zest biscuits! They’re sweet, yet with that lemony kick that’s sure to please everyone’s palate.


  • ½ lb (225 g) margarine or shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1¾ cups sugar
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • ½ tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 eggs, for egg wash
  • ½ cup sugar
  • zest of 2 lemons

Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Mix all ingredients in an electric mixer with the paddle attachment. Do not overmix.

Roll the dough out 14-inch (12-cm) thick. Cut the cookies with your favorite shape cookie cutter. Place the cookies onto the baking sheet and brush with egg wash.

Mix sugar and zest in a small bowl. Sprinkle topping mixture on cookies. Bake for 15–18 minutes. Allow to cool before removing from baking sheet.


(Originally featured in Family Table, Issue 893)

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