Lemon Melting Moments for Mother's Day!

These are so quick and easy to make, and they're also great for a gift.

Perfect for Mother's Day!

Mum went out in the morning so I took the opportunity to quickly make these and then try to conceal the evidence. Unfortunately I couldn't hide everything as the bowls were drying from washing them up but at least she doesn't know what I made :P

You'll need:
250g of butter
1/2 cup of lemon flavoured icing sugar
1.5 cups of high grade plain flour
1/2 cup of Bird's custard powder
1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
zest and juice of one lemon

And for the filling:
150g of butter
1 cup of lemon flavoured icing sugar
zest and juice of one lemon

Pre-heat the oven to 160 degrees C.
Start by softening the butter in a large bowl and combining with sifted icing sugar, vanilla essence lemon zest and juice.
Mix with a wooden spoon until light and fluffy.
In another bowl, sift the flour and custard powder together and stir to make sure they're mixed.
Add the flour mixture to the fluffy butter mixture and combine until you have an even, lemony dough.
With clean hands, take the dough and roll it into small balls and arrange them slightly spaced apart on a baking sheet lined with baking paper.
Once you have all the balls arranged on the paper, take a fork and press into each one. This will squash the ball down and also imprint it.

Bake them for 30 minutes, 15 on each side.

While you let them cool completely you can make the filling.
Combine the butter with sifted icing sugar and add the lemon zest and its juice.
Stir until its warmed up slightly and easy to manage.
Once the biscuits are cool you can add the filling.
Add about a tablespoon of filling to one biscuit and then sandwich together with another biscuit.
If you're making them for a gift you can find a pretty box like I did, lined with baking paper to absorb any grease and to protect the box.

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