After having concerns about what the texture of the cornmeal would taste like in these cookies, I read many reviews on the Food Network website where the recipe is posted. Many people who posted reviews did not like the cornmeal in the cookies so I opted to take it out. Instead, I added 1/2 cup of butter for a more "traditional" biscotti----not so gritty. Also, instead of melting the white chocolate and using it for dipping, I simply chopped it and tossed it into the batter. All in all, a lovely lemony flavour.