Butter cookies

These six-ingredient biscuits are beautifully buttery. Dip them in chocolate and add a dusting of edible glitter for sparkle if you like

  • Prep:20 mins
    Cook:12 mins
    plus cooling
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 388
  • fat 21g
  • saturates 4g
  • carbs 22g
  • sugars 0g
  • fibre 13g
  • protein 20g
  • salt 1g


  • 165g butter
  • 100g icing sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 250g plain flour
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 100g dark chocolate, milk chocolate or white chocolate


  1. Beat the butter with the icing sugar, a pinch of salt and the lemon zest until a smooth.

  2. Sift in the flour and add the milk, mix to a dough and then knead briefly. Wrap and chill for 1-2 hours.

  3. Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Line 2 baking sheets with baking parchment. Roll the dough out on a floured worksurface to 2mm and cut out different shapes. Arrange the biscuits on the baking sheets, grouping all the same sizes together. Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden, then cool completely.

  4. Melt the chocolate in a microwave or in a bowl set over simmering water. Dip one side of each cookie into the chocolate and leave to cool and set.

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