Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Lemon Bar Biscotti

"If You love Lemon Bars, You will LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this Biscotti!  It's so yummy with coffee in the morning or with tea at the end of the day and it makes a delicious dessert too."

1-1/4 cups sugar
1 stick or 1/2 cup butter, softened
2 eggs
zest from 2 lemons, 2-3 teaspoons
2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3-1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together sugar and butter.  Add  eggs, lemon zest and lemon juice.  Stir in flour, baking powder and salt and mix until combined.  Divide the dough into two equal portions.  Roll out each portion and shape into 10x3 inch rectangles and place on an ungreased baking sheet.  Bake for 20 minutes.  Cool on baking sheet for 15 minutes.

After cooling, cut each rectangle crosswise into 1/2-inch slices.  Place slices cut sides down on cookie sheet.  Bake for an additional 10-15 minutes or until light golden brown.  Remove from the cookie sheet and allow to cool on wire racks.  Drizzle with or dunk ends in Lemon Drizzle (Recipe follows).

Lemon Drizzle:
1 (11 ounce) package of white chocolate chips
1 Tablespoon shortening
1 teaspoon lemon extract
10 drops of yellow food coloring
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
Powdered sugar for dusting

Melt white chocolate chips with shortening in a saucepan on low heat.  Remove from heat and add extract and food coloring.  Mixture will become thick so stir in vegetable oil to thin into a drizzling consistency.  Drizzle over cooled biscotti or dunk ends of biscotti into melted chocolate.  Allow Lemon Drizzle to set and then dust biscotti with powdered sugar.  Serve with coffee, tea or enjoy as a yummy dessert.

1 comment:

  1. Now I'm longing for a big mug of coffee and a huge plate of this lemon biscotti. What a great recipe. Thank you for linking at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you again next week.


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