Glazed Lemon Almond Biscotti

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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 place 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 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
1 or teaspoons 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.

10 comments:

  1. My favourite flavours. Thank you for sharing Sam

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

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

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

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

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    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!

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

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

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