Butter lemon heart cookies

12 Jul

lemon heart cookies.

Regular readers will know that The Hungry Dad recently raided his mum’s lemon tree for my baking pleasure. Our lemon bowl is still plentiful but another recent visit to mum-in-law’s house resulted in yet more lemons coming home with us.

I can’t believe we haven’t made lemonade, as per Beyonce’s behest, considering Miss8 and 10 have long talked about wanting to make lemonade.

I have made lemon donuts: https://thehungrymum.com/2016/07/04/lemon-baked-doughnut-recipe/ lemon baked donuts

Lemon delicious pudding https://thehungrymum.com/2016/06/22/lemon-delicious-pudding/ lemon delicious pudding

Lemon poppyseed cupcakes https://thehungrymum.com/2016/06/10/lemon-poppyseed-cupcakes-with-lemon-curd/ lemon poppyseed cupcakes with lemon curd.

And more – and my ‘to bake’ list is still incredibly long. I love baking with, and eating, lemon-scented cakes, bars and cookies.

In Australia we call cookies, biscuits or to use the vernacular – bickies. Lemon bickies make a lovely change from chocolate or vanilla and I have noticed that most people absolutely adore citrus baked goods and love the zestiness they provide.

This is an easy recipe for butter lemon cookies that I cut using a heart-shaped cookie cutter. I used an icing pen to decorate mine but they are lovely with no adornment. The aroma as these beauties bake is heavenly.

You will need a food processor for this recipe.


325g plain flour

200g cold butter, diced

125g caster sugar

Zest of two large lemons

2 egg yolks

Heart-shaped lemon cookies


Preheat oven to 170C and line two baking sheets with baking paper.

In a food processor whizz together flour and butter until it resembles breadcrumbs, then add the sugar, lemon zest and egg yolk and process to a dough.

Roll the dough between baking paper until 5mm thick and cut out biscuits with a heart-shaped cutter.

Cook for 12ish minutes – depending on the size of the cutter – and cool on wire rack.




9 Responses to “Butter lemon heart cookies”

  1. bakeplaysmile July 12, 2016 at 1:25 pm #

    Oooh yum!!! These look great! I love anything lemon flavoured!

  2. youthfoodblog July 12, 2016 at 3:23 pm #

    Love the finish look. It certainly stands out among all butter cookies.

  3. AlifyaLifestyle July 13, 2016 at 5:53 am #

    Delish !!

  4. ChgoJohn July 13, 2016 at 11:54 am #

    These do seem easy enough to bake. Not much for me to foul up but I’m sure I’ll find a way. Still, I’m one of those who love citrus-y baked goods, so, it’s at least worth a try. 🙂

    • The Hungry Mum July 13, 2016 at 11:56 am #

      No, they are un-foul-up-able 🙂 You’re a much more talented cook than I am, this would be a walk in the park for you.

      • ChgoJohn July 13, 2016 at 12:21 pm #

        That sounds like a challenge and, not so coincidentally, I think my oven just groaned. 😀

  5. Laura @ Feast Wisely July 13, 2016 at 12:04 pm #

    Love that you have a lemon tree hungry mum – the zest from Unwaxed lemons is such a treat!

  6. Sara | Belly Rumbles (@bellyrumbles) July 14, 2016 at 10:22 pm #

    What a bountiful lemon tree your MIL has! I do hope you are sharing all these lemony baked goodies with her?

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