Glazed Lemon Almond Biscotti

Glazed Lemon Almond Biscotti

Every year my cousin sends me a box of fresh lemons from his backyard lemon trees in Arizona. So, I put them to good use with these Glazed Lemon Almond Biscotti.

The lemon and almond are a delicious combination of flavors for biscotti. If you're not a fan of almond flavor you can leave it out. I like lemon so I also made a lemon glaze for my biscotti.

Biscotti is a perfect treat if you're having friends over for coffee or tea. And, biscotti is really not difficult to make.

Glazed Lemon Almond Biscotti: Ingredients

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

Lemon Almond Biscotti

In a large mixing bowl, I beat together the sugar, butter, lemon rind, salt, baking powder, and almond extract. I used my hand mixer until the mixture was smooth.

Next, I added the lemon juice, eggs, and almond slicers. I continued mixing until they were combined. Turning the mixer to low speed I added the flour and mixed until a sticky dough formed.

Because the dough is a bit sticky it's best to shape the biscotti log right on a piece of parchment paper. I shaped the log to 14" long x 3" wide x 3/4" high.

Tip: It helps to use a wet spatula to shape the sticky dough.

Lemon Biscotti

I placed the log on a large cookie sheet and baked it at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Then I removed it from the oven and let it cool for about 30 minutes.

Notice that I had some cracks on top of the log. I can assure you this does not affect the flavor of the biscotti at all.

Glazed Lemon Biscotti

After the log was cooled I brushed it with lukewarm water and waited for about 5 minutes before slicing it into 1/2" slices. The warm water helps soften it to make it easier to slice.

I turned the oven down to 325 degrees and prepared another cookie sheet with parchment paper. I set the slices on their side and baked them for 12 minutes per side for a total of 24 minutes until they were golden.

Glazed Lemon Almond Biscotti: The Lemon Glaze

1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
3 teaspoons fresh lemon juice or 1 teaspoon of milk

I whisked this together in a small bowl and drizzled the glaze over the top and down the sides of the biscotti.

As always thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy.


  1. My favourite flavours. Thank you for sharing Sam

    1. The flavors are perfect together Carol. Thanks!!

  2. Yay! This is one of my favorites. Thanks for sharing Sam.

    1. Thank you so much Thelma. One of my favorites also!! Thanks!

  3. This looks delightful and not horribly hard to make!

    1. They were really good Scott. We ate every last one of them already. And, you are correct these are not hard to make at all. Thanks!

  4. Can you believe I've never made biscotti? I really need to change that. These look delicious!

    1. I'd say it's never too late to start making biscotti. these were really easy to make. Thanks Carlee!!

  5. Those do sound yummy! Have never tried to make biscotti and it's now on the list. Wish I had seen this before the volunteer event tonight!

  6. We love making and eating Biscotti and will be adding your recipe to our recipe list. Thanks!

    1. I hope you enjoy these Peggy. We love making Biscotti and the lemon is one of my favorites! Thanks for stopping by.

  7. Lemon and almond would be perfect together. I definitely want to try making these.


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