Orange flour

Pistachio, Apricot and Lemon Thyme Biscuits

For those who tried my spiced raisin and fudge cookies, this bake uses the same recipe, just with different flavours. After diving into the cookie jar only to be greatly disappointed that it was empty, I made the obvious decision that we were in need of some more tea-dunking treats. These cookies worked out well last time (eventually), so I swopped in some summer flavours. Now all I need is some actual sun instead of this incessant English rain!


6oz caster sugar
5oz butter (softened)
1 egg
2 oz dried apricots (chopped)
1 1/2oz pistachio nuts (crushed)
10oz plain flour
handful lemon thyme (leaves only for aesthetic appeal!)


– cream together the butter and sugar
– add the egg, then stir in the apricots, pistachios and lemon thyme
– mix in the flour (start using a spoon and then get your hands in there!)
– bring all the mixture together into a workable dough and form a sausage shape, about 1 1/2″ in diameter
– roll in greaseproof paper and put in the fridge for 2 hours

(preheat oven to 180*c and prepare a few trays with greaseproof paper)

– after 2 hours, remove from fridge and cut into cookies, just under 1cm thick
– place on a tray, a couple of cm apart and bake for 12-15mins
– leave to cool on a wire rack


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This entry was posted on February 23, 2013 by in Baking, Biscuits, Easy and tagged , , , , , .
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