Starbucks Lemon-Tipped Biscotti

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Ready In:
1hr 5mins
30 Biscotti




  • Preheat an oven to 375°F In a large bowl, beat the butter, sugar, and lemon zest until well blended. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla. In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add to the butter mixture and blend thoroughly. Stir in the nuts. The dough will be soft.
  • On a lightly floured work surface, divide the dough in half. Lightly flour each piece and shape it into a log about 1 1/2" in diameter and 9" long. Place the logs about 3" apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Press each log down to make it about 3/4" thick and 3" wide. Bake until puffed and lightly browned on top, about 20 minutes.
  • Cool 10 minutes on the pan, then slide the logs onto a work surface. Using a long, sharp knife, cut each log crosswise into 3/4" thick slices. Make each cut with a single swipe of the blade. Don't use a sawing motion, which will break the cookies. Place the cookies, cut side down, on the baking sheet. (The cookies can be touching.) Bake 10 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and, using tongs, turn each cookie over. Bake until the biscotti are golden, 10 minutes more. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
  • To make the icing: in a small bowl, combine the powdered sugar, lemon zest, and lemon juice and beat until smooth. Beat in additional drops of lemon juice if necessary to make an icing that will coat the biscotti lightly. Dip one end of each biscotti in the icing, turning to coat the tip evenly. Place on a wire rack until the icing sets.

Questions & Replies

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  1. LLW41044
    My biscotti fell apart when I sliced them. What did I do wrong?


  1. AaliyahsAaronsMum
    Absolutely wonderful! The dough was easy to work with and the biscotti turned out perfect. I just made half of the lemon glaze to dip and the remaining biscotti I left them plain which I preferred! Thank you, Rachel., for sharing this wonderful recipe, I definitely will be making this again!
  2. Jan P.
    Quite good, with a couple minor adjustments. Doubled the zest, as did others, added just 1/4tsp. Lemon extract, and because I don't like the way powdered sugared glazes store, I instead dipped the tops in melted white chocolate and sprinkled a little zest on top before the chocolate solidified. This topping freezes beautifully.
  3. msjenjenp
    I overbaked mine a tad bit, but they are very good. I love the icing and there is plenty of it. I dipped one whole flat side of each cookie. I've never had the Starbuck's version, so can't compare to those. The dough is very easy to handle unlike some other biscotti recipes I've tried.
  4. smith.simon08
    I really liked this recipe. I put a litle more lemon zest in my last batch and I think they tasted the best. It gave them a little extra flavor. I also really liked the icing. I did not need all it. I would not make as much next time. I dipped the whole flat (bottom part) of the cookie and I thought it gave it more flavor as well. ENJOY!!
  5. CIndytc
    These turned out wonderful, I have never made biscotti before but I have all the ingredients for this recipe and wanted to try a couple recipes....this turned out great....thanks


  1. kathyb90
    Could I add dried cranberries for color .. would be great at Christmas?



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