• 100 g salted butter
  • 150 g light brown soft sugar
  • 1 medium free-range egg, beaten
  • 0.5 tsp baking powder
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 225 g plain flour
  • A few dried cranberries, sliced thinly, to decorate
  • Your choice of decorations such as coloured sugar balls


  1. 1

    Beat the butter and sugar together in a bowl until light and smooth.

  2. 2

    Stir in the egg and baking powder.

  3. 3

    Add the lemon zest and flour and mix well until fully combined.

  4. 4

    Shape the dough into animals and decorate with dried cranberries and your choice of other decorations.

  5. 5

    Place the biscuits on a lined baking tray and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 180°C, fan 160°C, gas 4.

  6. 6

    Bake the biscuits for 12-14 minutes until lightly golden. Remove from the oven and leave to cool.

Nutritional Details

Each serving provides
  • Energy 595kj 142kcal 7%
  • Fat 5.7g 8%
  • Saturates 3.4g 17%
  • Sugars 9.7g 11%
  • Salt 0.12g 2%

% of the Reference Intakes

Typical values per 100g: Energy 0kj/0kcal

Each serving provides

0.0g carbohydrate 0.0g fibre 0.0g protein

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