Yay!! It’s the week of Christmas. My 7 year old is very excited and can’t wait for Christmas day and to open his gifts. I have all the gifts already delivered, but haven’t had a chance to wrap them. Since he’s in school today, I have to try and finish wrapping them. These crunchy Lemon-almond cookies are great while wrapping along with some hot tea 🙂
I made these as ‘Christmas gifts’ for my friends. I gave them a choice of 6 homemade treats to pick from and these biscotti were on ALL of their lists. Oh, by the way, do check my list of homemade edible gifts if you have time and plan on giving them to your dear ones.
These lemon-almond biscotti are very subtly flavored with lemon and almond. Recipe is from King Arthur Flour site. Lemon zest and lemon juice are added along with almond extract. I added some sliced almonds for some extra crunch. The lemon drizzle on top is a really nice touch.
These cookies will be actually perfect for end of summer when served along with some fresh fruit and layered with whipped cream and berries. But I think they are perfect for any time of the year. I used Meyer Lemon zest and juice in the biscotti for a more floral lemony flavor.