Lemon Poppy Seed Biscotti

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“Poppy seeds are not only for bread they can make excellent cookies as well. Another Italian recipe, a family favorite from "Italian Food Forever" Enjoy”
24 cookies

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer on medium to high speed about 4 to 5 minutes, or until light and fluffy.
  2. Add lemon zest, poppy seeds, lemon extract, baking powder, and baking soda and mix until combined.
  3. Add the eggs and mix.
  4. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the electric mixer.
  5. Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour.
  6. Divide dough in half.
  7. Shape into two 7 x 3 inch rolls.
  8. Place rolls on an ungreased cookie sheet (use a baking stone!), flattening each slightly.
  9. Bake in a 375°F oven about 20 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  10. Cool on cookie sheet on a wire rack for 30 minutes.
  11. Cut each roll crosswise into 1/2 inch thick slices using a serrated knife.
  12. Arrange the slices flat on the cooled cookie sheet.
  13. Bake in a 325°F oven for 8 minutes; turn slices and bake about 5 minutes more or until surfaces are crisp and light brown.
  14. Remove biscotti from cookie sheet (baking stone); cool on a wire rack.

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