What is Lemon Biscotti

Lemon Biscotti is an Italian confection that makes a delicious treat. It’s made with shortbread cookies and topped with citrus zest, which gives it a subtle flavor that changes depending on what type of lemon you use. If you love this recipe as much as we do, be sure to check out our other baking recipes!

A little bit of history

Lemon Biscotti is a popular cookie in Italy and throughout the world. It has been around for centuries, but it wasn’t until recently that people began to pay attention to its history.

The name “Lemon Biscotti” comes from the Italian word for biscuit, “biscotto.” The shape of these cookies also plays into their popularity: they look like sticks or rods because they were originally made by rolling out dough with a rolling pin rather than cutting them into squares or rectangles before baking.*

What’s in it

You’ll find lemon zest, lemon juice and sugar in the recipe. The lemon zest will add a distinctive flavor to your biscotti. If you want to lighten up this recipe even more, try using less sugar or replacing some of it with honey!

The flour is another key ingredient that gives the biscuits their unique texture. Flour is also used as a binding agent when baking cookies so don’t skip this step if you want your cookies to have a crispy outer shell with soft insides.

Butter gives everything its golden brown color—it's what makes butter biscuits look so appetizing! And eggs are essential when baking because they help create structure while binding together all those other ingredients like flour and milk into one cohesive dough ball (note: these aren't just any old eggs either...they're free range).

How to make it

  • Ingredients:
  • 3 cups flour, divided (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter at room temperature (6 ounces), cut into pieces and chilled for at least 30 minutes

Lemon Biscotti is an Italian confection that makes a delicious treat

Lemon Biscotti is an Italian confection that makes a delicious treat. It's easy to make and can be made by baking twice, once in the oven and once in the freezer.

  • Ingredients:
  • 1 cup almonds (about 6 ounces), chopped
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons grated lemon zest (from about 1 large lemon)


To sum up, lemon biscotti is a delicious sweet treat that is perfect for any occasion. Whether you are looking for something to serve at a party or just want something special to nibble on while watching television late at night, there is no better choice than this simple yet tasty treat.