Lemon Poppy Seed Biscotti

"Poppy seeds are not only for bread they can make excellent cookies as well. Another Italian recipe, a family favorite from "Italian Food Forever" Enjoy"
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Ready In:
24 cookies




  • In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer on medium to high speed about 4 to 5 minutes, or until light and fluffy.
  • Add lemon zest, poppy seeds, lemon extract, baking powder, and baking soda and mix until combined.
  • Add the eggs and mix.
  • Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the electric mixer.
  • Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour.
  • Divide dough in half.
  • Shape into two 7 x 3 inch rolls.
  • Place rolls on an ungreased cookie sheet (use a baking stone!), flattening each slightly.
  • Bake in a 375°F oven about 20 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool on cookie sheet on a wire rack for 30 minutes.
  • Cut each roll crosswise into 1/2 inch thick slices using a serrated knife.
  • Arrange the slices flat on the cooled cookie sheet.
  • Bake in a 325°F oven for 8 minutes; turn slices and bake about 5 minutes more or until surfaces are crisp and light brown.
  • Remove biscotti from cookie sheet (baking stone); cool on a wire rack.

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  1. Very tasty biscotti, though the lemon flavour is quite subtle. We like them a bit crunchier, so one loaf we cooked according to the recipe, and the second loaf we cook 10 minutes per side during the second baking stage. Yum! Thanks for posting. Made for PAC Fall 2009.
  2. This is a great cookie, for the exception of the Poppy seeds, I just don't care for their taste thats all. Its great over a cup of coffee with a friend to chat over old times. Thanks for posting B.


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