Honey Lemon Biscotti

Biscotti. MMMMM. My favorite cookie with tea in the afternoon. There’s a crunchy sweetness that never fails to satisfy. This week I whipped up a batch and they were quite tasty. I know the idea of a twice baked cookie can be intimidating (at least they were for me when I first started making them) but honestly they are easy and they keep well. These are a great cookie to add to your rotation.

My afternoon snack.

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 c all purpose flour
  • 2/3 c cornmeal
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 c honey
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 c slivered almonds

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 325
  • Prepare baking sheet with parchment or cooking spray.
  • Mix together the flour, cornmeal, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.
  • Beat the eggs with a fork in a small bowl until light and fluffy. Add honey to the eggs. Mix well.
  • Zest the lemon into the flour mixture.
  • Add the lemon juice to the honey and egg mixture.
  • Combine the wet and dry mixtures.
  • The dough will be sticky at this point but that is okay.
  • Transfer the dough to the cookie sheet and shape into a large, semi-flat rectangle.
  • Bake in the oven until lightly brown. Approximately 30-35 minutes.
  • Cool the log for 5 minutes.
  • Using a serrated knife cut the log into cookies of equal thickness (not too thick, not too thin).
  • Arrange the cut cookies cut side down on the baking sheet.
  • Bake the cookies for 20 minutes. Pull out, flip and place back in the oven for 4-5 minutes until just lightly golden brown.
  • Wait until the cookies are completely cooled before enjoying.

Extra Information:

  • I used medium ground whole grain cornmeal to boost the nutritional profile of the cookie a bit. It does add a bit of texture to the cookie but I personally enjoyed it quite a bit. If you’re into a more traditional cookie I’m sure regular cornmeal would work as well.
  • I am a big fan of parchment paper when baking cookies. The bottoms don’t over-brown and it really makes a tasty cookie. If you haven’t given it a try I highly recommend it!
  • Take care not to overcook these. As they cool they harden so you don’t want to cook them too much as they might harden into bricks.
  • These are very nice with a cup of earl grey tea in the afternoon.
  • Sweet Tooth Friday

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4 responses to “Honey Lemon Biscotti

  1. OK…that looks delicious. Will add this to my to-do list!

  2. Biscotti. Mmmm. IS RIGHT! My favorite coffee treat! I am so glad you posted the recipe… I am printing it right now!

    Visiting from Sweet Tooth Friday! Stop by and see my Strawberry Shortcake @ cookscleansplayswithpaper.blogspot.com

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