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Coconut Lime Biscotti

What's not to love about biscotti? These are crunchy and citrus flavored. If you want to make them any more special than they already are you could dip one end of each biscotti in melted chocolate. I dipped half in melted white chocolate and left the other half plain. They pair well with a cup of coffee or tea.
Package a few for gifts to bless someone or share with a friend coming for coffee.
Recipe adapted from Healthy Cooking.
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup lime juice (2 limes)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 2/3 cup cornmeal
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • Extra zest to sprinkle on top of dipped biscotti if you are dipping them.
  1. In a medium sized bowl beat sugar and oil until blended.
  2. Beat in eggs, lime juice, vanilla, and coconut extract.
  3. Combine flour, cornmeal, baking powder, and salt, gradually add to sugar mixture. Mix well. Dough will be sticky.
  4. Stir in coconut and lime zest.
  5. Divide dough in half. With lightly floured hands shape each half into a 12" x 2" rectangle on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
  6. Bake in a 350ยบ oven for 20 to 25 minutes, until set.
  7. Allow to cool. Once cool enough to handle, transfer to a cutting board and cut diagonally with a serrated knife into 3/4" slices.
  8. Place cut side down on parchment lined baking sheets.
  9. Bake 6 minutes on each side until golden in color.
  10. Remove to rack to cool.
  11. Once cool you can dip in melted white chocolate and sprinkle with a little lime zest or leave them plain.
  12. Store in an airtight container.
  13. Yield: 2 dozen biscotti


  1. Biscotti has been a favourite Christmas cookie around here for several years now. I must try your recipe too - quite different from mine and healthier with the cornmeal. Coconut and Lime combination sounds delicious.

  2. I have not made this without coconut. There is moisture in coconut so not sure how it would work to omit it. Please let us know if you try that and how it worked.


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