Meyer Lemon Biscotti

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This is my idea of cookie decorating right now.

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When Meyer lemons are in, I can’t resist buying a bag. They’re much milder than regular lemons; a hybrid between a lemon and a mandarin orange. Delicious, right? A plain lemon would be fine too.

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I used the zest and the juice in the biscotti, and more juice in the drizzle, but melted white chocolate would be divine instead – the combination of lemon and chocolate seems to be a thing right now.

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It’s not too late to make a batch of something delicious to leave on the doorstep of someone you like.

Meyer Lemon Biscotti


December 22, 2014

  • Makes: Makes about 1 1/2 dozen biscotti.


1/2 cup butter, at room temperature

3/4 cup sugar

finely grated zest of a Meyer lemon

1 large egg

juice of a Meyer lemon

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp. baking powder

1/4 tsp. salt

Lemon Drizzle

1/2 cup icing sugar

1 Tbsp. cream

2 tsp. lemon juice


1Preheat the oven to 350°F.

2In a large bowl, beat the butter, sugar and lemon zest until light and fluffy; beat in the egg and juice. Add the flour, baking powder and salt and stir until the dough comes together.

3Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and with dampened hands (if it's sticky), shape into 12-14 inch long log, then flatten until it's 3-4 inches wide. Bake for 25-35 minutes, or until pale golden and set.

4Reduce the temperature to 275°F and let the biscotti log cool. Slice on a slight diagonal into 1/2-inch thick slices and return to the baking sheet, sitting them upright, spaced at least an inch apart. Return to the oven for 30 minutes, or until crisp, pale golden and dry.

5To make the drizzle, whisk together the icing sugar, cream and lemon juice. Drizzle over the cooled biscotti and leave until set.


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9 comments on “Meyer Lemon Biscotti

  1. CathyH
    December 22, 2014 at 10:30 am

    I wish I could send you some from my tree, they are as large as grapefruit and one lemon yields one cup of juice! I will be making these for sure. Thanks, Julie. Merry Christmas!

  2. Sue Hyslop
    December 22, 2014 at 10:47 am

    These look delicious Julie! Have made many of your recipes. Merry Christmas!!

  3. rose
    December 23, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    Julie, Took your advice and picked up some small appliances at London drugs for Christmas gifts! They have everything!!

    Above….one cup of lemon juice from one lemon?!!!!


  4. CathyH
    December 23, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    Yes, Rose. I am in California and we have a tree in the front yard!

  5. erin
    December 24, 2014 at 6:09 am

    Merry Christmas, Julie! Thanks to you there will be homemade ricotta on my table tonight!

  6. Meaghan
    December 24, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    Merry Christmas to you! I look forward to reading your blog regularly and wanted to say thanks for great recipes and your thoughtful words.

    • Julie
      January 1, 2015 at 6:04 pm

      Thanks Meaghan! and everyone! Merry Christmas and all the best for 2015!

  7. Uros of Fine Stay Slovenia
    December 26, 2014 at 6:03 am

    Love these! Lemon biscotti is one of my favorite things and now I have a wonderful recipe. Thank you.

  8. Jules @ WolfItDown
    December 28, 2014 at 3:30 am

    These look absolutely stunning! The sweet biscotti and slightly tart lemon? Perfect! x

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