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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Lemon Cranberry Biscotti

Some people like soft and chewy cookies. Others prefer crisp and crunchy cookies. I like them both.

Today, I was craving something crunchy and satisfying. So I decided to make biscotti, the ultimate in crunchy cookies. I especially love these biscotti, because they have cornmeal, which give them a distinctive, satisfying crunch.

After going through a chocolate phase, when everything had to have dark chocolate, I wanted to make something different. So instead of my usual Dark Chocolate and Walnut Biscotti, I decided to go for Lemon and Cranberry. Summery yet comforting.

Lemon Cranberry Biscotti
Makes about 36 biscotti

3 Eggs
2/3 cup Sugar
Zest of 2 Lemons
2 cups Flour
3/4 cup Cornmeal
1 ½ tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Salt
¾ cup Dried Cranberries

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius (350 degrees Farenheit).

In a large bowl, beat the eggs. Add the sugar and lemon zest and beat well until pale yellow.

In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, cornmeal, baking powder and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined. Stir in the cranberries.

Divide the dough into two and form each half into logs. Place the logs on a lined baking sheet and flatten each log so that they are about 4 inches wide and 1 inch thick. (It is easier if you wet your hands a little so the dough doesn’t stick).

Bake the logs for about 25 minutes until golden. Place on a wire rack to cool for about 15 minutes. Then, slice each log diagonally into ¾ inch slices. Place the slices back onto the baking sheet (cut side down), and bake for another 10-12 minutes until the cookies are dry.

Cool on a wire rack before serving.


  1. I LOVE biscotti - and this sounds easy enough and very delicious! Thanks for sharing...

  2. just to be sure is the 2/4 cup of cornmeal = 1/2 a cup ??? or is it suppose to be 1/4

    thanks by the way they look really good ! :)

  3. Hi Serge... Thanks for the comment. Actually, it should be 3/4 cup of cornmeal! Thanks for asking and hope you enjoy them!