Recipe: Pistachio, apricot and lemon thyme biscuits

Pistachio, apricot and lemon thyme biscuits

After diving into the biscuit 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 biscuits worked out well last time (you may have already tried my spiced raisin and fudge which use the same recipe), so I swapped in summertime flavours of lemon thyme, apricot and pistachio, somewhat inspired by fragrant recipes from the Middle East.


170g caster sugar
140g butter (softened)
1 egg
55g dried apricots (chopped)
40g pistachio nuts (crushed)
280g 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 1 cm thick
  • Place on a tray, a couple of cm apart and bake for 12-15 mins
  • Leave to cool on a wire rack

Pistachio, apricot and lemon thyme biscuits