Soft Lemon & Orange Biscuits

The bright colours and the strong scents of citrus fruits, rich in precious vitamin C, make these biscuits particularly inviting. Needless to say, these soft lemon and orange biscuits are perfect with a hot, fragrant cup of tea.


30 Biscuits

Preparation Time

25 minutes

Baking Time

30 minutes


100 g butter
1 unwaxed lemon
1 unwaxed orange
320 g Italian type 00 flour
3 g baking powder for cakes
1 medium egg
90 g sugar

To sprinkle:

30 g sugar
icing sugar as needed


First melt the butter over a very low heat, then let it cool. Then wash and dry the citrus fruits, grate the peel, being careful not to grate the bitter white pith. The squeeze the orange and lemon so that you get 40 ml of juice from each fruit and put the juice to one side. Sift the flour and baking powder and put in a mixing bowl. Begin to knead by hand while adding the beaten egg at room temperature and the melted butter, then the granulated sugar. and citrus peel and lemon and orange juice. Continue to knead until you get a soft and compact ball, cover with cling film and let it rest in the refrigerator for an hour. 

After, form small balls of about 20 grams each, thus obtaining about thirty pieces which you can then roll in sugar. Arrange the biscuits on a baking sheet lined with baking paper keeping them well spaced apart. Sprinkle the top surface with icing sugar. 

Bake the biscuits on the lowest shelf of preheated conventional oven (not touching the bottom) at 180°C for about 30 minutes. Once ready, let them cool and enjoy your fragrant soft lemon and orange biscuits!

Tip: store in a biscuit tin so they keep their fragrance longer.