A little twist on the old classic, fresh & zesty for summer!


  • 225 gm softened unsalted butter

  • .5 lime, grated zest

  • .5 lime, juiced

  • 90 gm caster sugar

  • 1 egg yolk

  • 275 gm plain flour, sifted

  • Icing:

  • 125 gm softened unsalted butter

  • 2 teaspoons custard powder

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 - 1.5 cups icing sugar


  • 1.

    Preheat oven to 180C. Line baking tray with greaseproof paper.

  • 2.

    Cream butter and zest until pale and fluffy.

  • 3.

    Add sugar and juice and mix well.

  • 4.

    Add egg yolk then flour, mix until a soft dough forms.

  • 5.

    Roll into small balls (gumball size) and lightly press with fingers or fork.

  • 6.

    Bake for approximately 20 minutes or until lightly golden.

  • 7.


  • 8.

    Cream butter and vanilla well, add custard powder and enough icing sugar to bring to a fairly still consistency.

  • 9.

    Once biscuits are cooled, pair together with icing.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (20 servings)

  • Energy 226kj
  • Fat Total 14g
  • Saturated Fat 9g
  • Protein 1g
  • Carbohydrate 22g
  • Sugar 12g
  • Sodium 3mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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Can add .5 teaspoon ground cloves to butter and zest for extra flavour.
You don't have to ice them together, they are lovely just dusted with a little icing sugar and served with coffee.

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