Makes 30 INGREDIENTS 400g digestive biscuits, crushed 140g plain flour 1 tsp baking powder 225g unsalted butter 80g brown sugar 2 eggs, separated 170g cream cheese 75g caster sugar Zest of 1 lemon tsp vanilla essence
1 Mix the biscuits, flour and baking powder together. Set aside.
2 Cream the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg whites and mix well. Incorporate into the biscuit mixture.
3 Beat together the egg yolks, cream cheese, caster sugar, lemon zest and vanilla essence until well combined.
4 Scoop tablespoonfuls of the biscuit-mixture dough onto a lined baking tray. Flatten each lightly, make a well in the centre with your thumb and spoon the cream cheese mixture into it.
5 Bake in a preheated 175 deg C oven for 12min, until the filling has set. Remove the tray and leave to rest for 5min, then transfer the cookies to wire racks to cool.