Lurpak Christmas Butter Biscuits
TOTAL TIME: 45 MINUTES
200 g LURPAK® UNSALTED BUTTER, softened
150 g caster sugar
1 egg yolk
1 tsp vanilla extract
350 g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
300 g icing sugar
2 - 3 tbsp lemon juice
Heat the oven to 180ºC/ 160ºC fan.
In a large bowl, beat together the Lurpak® butter and sugar until light and fluffy. You can also do this in a food processor.
Whisk in the egg yolk and vanilla extract, and finally the flour to make a dough. If the dough is too sticky add a little more flour.
Remove the dough and roll out on a floured work surface to about ½ centimetre in thickness.
Using assorted cookie cutters, cut out the dough and place onto a lined baking tray. Re-roll the off-cuts and repeat until all the dough is used up. Place the biscuits in the fridge for 30
minutes or until firm.
Bake on the middle shelf for 8 to12 minutes or until just coloured on the edges. Remove the biscuits from the oven and cool on a wire rack before decorating with icing.
To make the icing, sift the icing sugar into a bowl and stir in 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, adding more if needed to make a thick paste.
Decorate the biscuits and leave on a wire rack for the icing to set. If you want to use them as Christmas decorations, skewer a hole in the top of each biscuit just before baking and thread through ribbon or string.