Friday, September 23, 2011

Chef Chuck's Lemon Biscotti

Biscotti al Limone

A light and refreshing lemon cookie made with hand picked lemons and pine nut flour. Using the pine nut flour, gave these cookies a buttery unique taste. The lemon flavored icing was sweet and tart with the added lemon juice.

Lemon Biscotti

1+3/4 cups flour, sifted
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
zest of 1 lemon
3 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
8 tablespoons butter, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup pine nut flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
pinch of salt

In a mixer blend butter and sugar together, then add 1 egg at a time till all incorporated. Sift flour, salt and baking powder and slowly add in along with lemon zest, lemon juice and vanilla. I made the pine nut flour in my food processor and pulsated the nuts just till fine. Add nut flour don't over blend. Wrap dough in parchment paper or wax paper and roll up to desired shape. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Preheat oven to 350 degrees use parchment paper or a silicon pad, cut 1/4 inch slices and bake for 15 minutes. Transfer to a baking rack and cool.

2/3 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon vanilla

Combine all ingredients till smooth. Pour into a pastry bag or plastic bag to pipe onto cookies or spread with a knife. Refrigerate so icing sets.
Ricette by Chef Chuck's Cucina


  1. I have got to try these. I am in love with anything lemon and this will be in the list.

  2. Hello Susan, Thanks for stopping by!
    I am sure you will enjoy these cookies...

  3. I am going to make these cookies with my hand picked lemons from my garden of course :)

  4. Hello sangeeta, That is the way to go fresh and easy! enjoy...
    Thank you.