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Shrewsbury Biscuits

Deliciously crisp lemony biscuits that are easy to make and cook. Perfect for kids!
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Servings 16 biscuits
Calories 100 kcal


  • Large bowl
  • Wooden spoon
  • baking trays
  • Rolling Pin
  • baking parchment


  • 115 g butter
  • 140 g caster sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 225 g plain flour
  • 1 zest of a lemon


  • Preheat the oven to 180 C/350 F/160 FAN/Gas 4 and Line 2 baking trays with baking parchment.
  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until well combined, pale and soft.
  • Beat in the egg yolks thoroughly, one at a time.
  • Add the flour and lemon zest to the bowl and stir to combine the mixture.
  • Use your hands to bring the mixture together into a ball in the bowl.
  • Sprinkle a little flour on a work surface and knead the dough briefly.
  • Roll out the dough to half a centimetre or a quarter of an inch thick.
  • Use a cutter around 7.5 centimetres or 3 inch to cut 16 shapes
  • Bake the biscuits for 15 minutes until golden.
  • Leave the biscuits to cool on the trays for a couple of minutes then transfer to a rack to cool.


The nutritional information provided is approximate and is calculated using online tools. Information can vary depending on various factors, but we have endeavoured to be as accurate as possible.


Calories: 100kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 2gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 9mgPotassium: 39mgFiber: 1gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 46IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 16mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Shrewsbury biscuits
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