These Lemon Biscotti have a delicate lemon flavor and are not too sweet. They are a perfect accompaniment to coffee, tea or milk.
1-1/2 Cups flour
1/3 Cup cornmeal
2 Teaspoons baking powder
1/4 Teaspoon salt
1 Cup sugar
3 Tablespoons water
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1-1/2 Tablespoons lemon zest
1 Teaspoon lemon extract
1/2 Cup powdered sugar
2 Teaspoons lemon juice
yellow decorative sugar (this can be made by putting 3 drops of yellow food coloring in a container with a lid. Add 1/4 cup granulated sugar, close the lid and shake vigorously until food coloring has mixed with sugar.)
In medium bowl, whisk together flour, cornmeal, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
In mixing bowl, beat together on high speed sugar, egg, water, oil, lemon zest and lemon extract.
Reduce speed to low and add flour mixture until just combined. Dough will be sticky.
Wet or oil hands and divide dough into two 12" logs. Place on greased baking sheet and bake in 375°F oven for approximately 20 minutes, or until golden.
Cool for about 10 minutes then slice logs crosswise into 1/2-inch slices. Place slices in single layer on baking sheet and bake 15 minutes, turning the slices over at the half-way point.
For the icing, mix powdered sugar with lemon juice until smooth. Drizzle on the biscotti while they are still warm. Add yellow decorative sugar at this time, if desired.