Lime and Spice Biscuits

Lime and Spice Biscuits


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A fairly basic biscuit but with a beautiful lime flavour and rolled in a cinnamon and nutmeg spiced sugar. easy to make and they make great presents.


Serves: 48 

  • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup (90g) white sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 185g butter, softened
  • 1 cup (220g) white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice

Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:45min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease 2 large baking trays. Stir together the flour, baking powder, salt, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon in a bowl; set aside.
  2. Stir together 1/3 cup sugar, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon in a separate bowl and set aside.
  3. Cream together the butter, 1 cup sugar, and lime zest in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in the lime juice, then the flour mixture 1/2 cup at a time.
  4. Form the dough into walnut-sized balls, and roll in the spiced sugar mixture. Arrange onto prepared baking sheets 2cm apart. Flatten the balls slightly using a fork or the bottom of a glass.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until the edges turn golden brown, 13 to 16 minutes. Cool on wire racks, then store in an airtight container up to 1 week.

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Easy biscuits to make and tasted great. The lime flavour was subtle, so I would put more lime zest and/or juice in next time, or maybe less spice in the sugar coating. - 05 Oct 2012

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