Lemon Myrtle Biscuits Recipe: A Taste of Australia

Indulge in the unique flavor of Australia with these Lemon Myrtle Biscuits, a delightful twist on classic cookies. Infused with aromatic Lemon Myrtle leaves, these biscuits will impress with their citrusy zest and subtle sweetness. Perfect for afternoon tea, a special treat, or sharing with loved ones. Here’s how to make them:

Ingredients from Wasteless Pantry:

1 cup granulated white sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

3 cups self-raising flour (divided into 2 ¾ cups and ¼ cup)

1 ½ tbsp Lemon Myrtle leaves

Ingredients from elsewhere:

1 cup salted butter, at room temperature

1 large egg


Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

Beat in the egg, vanilla extract, and Lemon Myrtle until well combined.

Gradually mix in the flour mixture, one cup at a time, until fully incorporated and the dough forms a cohesive ball. Add the remaining ¼ cup of flour if the dough is sticky.

Set your oven to 175°C (350°F).

Roll balls of dough and flatten them into your chosen cookie size on a lined baking tray.

Place in the middle rack of the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden.

Allow the biscuits to cool on the tray for 8 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely.

Enjoy these aromatic Lemon Myrtle Biscuits with your favorite cup of tea or as a snack any time of the day. Their unique flavor is a testament to the culinary possibilities of native Australian ingredients.

Sourcing ingredients from Wasteless Pantry for your Lemon Myrtle Biscuits not only ensures freshness but also supports sustainable shopping practices. By purchasing from Wasteless Pantry, you can buy the exact quantities needed, reducing food waste. Additionally, their commitment to minimal packaging helps cut down on plastic use, aligning with eco-friendly goals. This approach not only benefits the environment but also encourages a more mindful way of cooking and eating, enhancing the overall quality and flavor of your homemade treats.