Lemon Spice Biscuits

    8 hours 27 minutes

    These are absolutely delicious spicy biscuits made with molasses and brushed with a lemon glaze. Not at all hard to make and perfect for a snack.

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    Serves: 36 

    • 1 egg
    • 3/4 cup (125g) brown sugar
    • 1/2 cup honey
    • 1/2 cup molasses
    • 3 cups (375g) sifted plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarb soda
    • 1 1/4 teaspoons ground nutmeg
    • 1 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
    • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
    • 1/2 cup mixed peel, finely chopped
    • 1 egg white, beaten
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
    • 1 1/2 cups (250g) sifted icing sugar

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Extra time:8hours chilling  ›  Ready in:8hours27min 

    1. In a large bowl beat the egg, brown sugar and honey until smooth. Stir in the molasses. Combine the flour, bicarb soda, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves and allspice; stir into the molasses mixture. Stir in the almonds and peel. Cover or wrap dough and chill overnight.
    2. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C. Grease baking trays. On a lightly floured surface roll the dough out to 5mm thickness. Cut into 5x8cm rectangles. Place biscuits 4cm apart onto baking trays.
    3. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven until firm. While still warm, brush the biscuits with the lemon glaze.
    4. To make the glaze: In a small bowl stir together the egg white, lemon juice and lemon zest. Mix in the icing sugar until smooth.

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    My Grandmother always made these for us. So I took some tips from her. I put the dough in a plastic bag with flour to chill over night. When we are ready to make the cookies, we just take the bag of dough out of the fridge, and roll them into balls and bake them on a greased cookie sheet. It is fairly sticky though, most recipes like this are. But this way, you don't have to worry about rolling out the dough, and making a sticky mess Also, we wait for the cookies to cool, then dip the top in the lemon glaze, that way more glaze stays on the cookies, and doesn't just slide off of them because they're so hot  -  17 Dec 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This is the second year I have used this recipe. The Lebkuchen turn out wonderful and my german father can't get enough of them, says they remind him of when he was a boy. My husband loves them just as much! They are great with coffee, and good with or without the fruit.  -  19 Dec 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    These cookies are the best, I made a double batch of cookies and 1 of icing and still had some left over. I am taking 3 dozen for our cookie exchange next week. I am very pleased with this recipe. I remember having these as a kid so thanks for the memory too.  -  03 Dec 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)