White Chocolate Lemon Biscotti

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Sometimes you just need a cookie that you really have to bite into. A crunchy, hard, almost crack your teeth on it kind of cookie.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m a big fan of soft brown butter chocolate chip cookies or pillowy sugar cookies but sometimes a girl just needs a biscotti to go along with her coffee to spice up an otherwise blah Monday morning.

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Lemon is the star of these bad boys and it gets balanced out by some white chocolate chunks. It’s a gold star kind of combination.

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I just love adding lemon to things; a little zest here, a squeeze of juice there and you’re on your way. There’s something about the simultaneous bitterness, brightness and freshness it brings to foods that I just can’t get enough of. I know I’m not the only one who thinks this because I have this conversation almost every week with one of the physical therapist assistants at the clinic I go to. They get me.

Lemon zest, lemon extract, white chocolate. Preheat your ovens and start baking!

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Then make yourself some strong coffee, dunk in a biscotti and get to work. It’s the little things that make Mondays (or any day) go a little bit faster.

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White Chocolate Lemon Biscotti

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • Zest of two lemons
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. lemon extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 6 oz. white chocolate, chopped

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 300°F.
  2. Combine sugar, zest, both extracts and eggs in a bowl and beat until well blended.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, and salt. Slowly add to sugar mixture, stirring until well mixed. Stir in chocolate.
  4. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray. Divide dough in half and make 2 12" logs on your tray (dough will be wet, flour your hands if needed).
  5. Bake for 35 minutes, then remove from baking sheet and cool on a wire rack for about 10 minutes.
  6. Cut each log into slices and place cut-side down on baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes, turn biscotti over, then bake for another 10 minutes. Cookies might be a little soft in the middle but they'll harden as they cool. Place on a wire rack to cool completely.
http://www.bryonycooks.com/white-chocolate-lemon-biscotti/