Lemon Poppy Seed Biscotti

    1 hour

    Extremely low fat and tasty biscotti cookies. Perfect for dipping in hot coffee or tea.

    75 people made this

    Makes: 36 

    • 250 g all-purpose flour
    • 150 g white sugar
    • 70 g finely ground almonds
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
    • 3 tablespoons poppy seeds
    • 1 egg
    • 2 egg whites
    • 1 teaspoon lemon extract

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    2. Combine the flour, sugar, ground almonds, baking powder and baking soda.
    3. Combine the lemon peel, poppy seeds, egg, egg whites and lemon extract. Add the dry mixture and mix well. Form the dough into 2 logs.
    4. Place logs onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes. Let cool slightly and cut diagonally into 1/2 inch slices. Bake slices another 8 to 10 minutes until dry. Cool completely and store in an airtight container.

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    The biscotti tased great. I did add 1/2 cup oil, however, as I could not get dough to even form into a ball to divide it in half - it was too dry. Next time I make this recipe, I think I would cut back on the poppy seeds by a tablespoon and increase the lemon extract and lemon zest as the lemon flavor got hidden by the poppy seeds.  -  07 Sep 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Because other reviewers said this wasn't lemony enough and because I didn't have any lemon extract, I added 4 tablespoons of lemon juice. I also added 1 T. of oil because I didn't want these to be rock hard. So, I had to add about 1/2 c. extra flour. I also added extra poppy seeds--maybe 1/4 c. extra. I can taste the lemon, and the biscotti are nice and crispy, without being tooth-chipping.  -  14 Mar 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was so easy to make. As previous members stated I added 6 tablespoon of lemon juice. i didnt have lemon extract. Also I added grounded up walnuts instead of almonds. Will use this again!  -  04 Jun 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)