Lemon Almond Biscotti

These biscotti are the perfect break from the everyday, dipped classic espresso, regular coffee or tea. They’re delicately flavored with lemon and almond and go well with a fruit plate for dessert or on a buffet table if you’re entertaining
Course: Dessert

Ingredients

Biscotti

  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • grated rind of 1 medium lemon about 1 tablespoon
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2-3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups all purpose flour

Glaze

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 2 teaspoons butter melted

Instructions

Cookies

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease a large baking sheet.
  • Add the butter, sugar, salt, lemon rind, almond extract, and baking powder to a large bowl and beat until smooth.
  • Now add the lemon juice and eggs, continuing to beat until thoroughly combined.
  • Fold in the flour until the ingredients are thoroughly combined. It will be slightly sticky.
  • Scrape the dough out of the bowl onto the baking sheet and form into a log that’s about 13 inches long by 3 inches wide by 3/4 inch thick. Make the log smooth.
  • Bake for about 25 minutes, and allow it to cool for about a half hour on the baking sheet.
  • Turn the oven down to 325°F.
  • Take a clean spray bottle and fill it with lukewarm water. Lightly spray the log to soften the crust just a little.
  • After another 5 minutes, use a sharp serrated knife to cut the log into 1/2 inch slices, but leave the slices in place as if the log were still hole.
  • Pop it back into the oven for 30 to 35 minutes. They should be golden brown around the edges.
  • Take them from the oven and let them cool on a rack.

Glaze

  • Add the lemon juice and icing sugar to a bowl.
  • Stir in the melted butter thoroughly. If it seems to thick, add a few drops of water until it is runny.
  • Drizzle over the biscotti.
  • They’ll keep for a couple of weeks at room temperature, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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