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Citrus Biscotti with Hibiscus Glaze

This Citrus Biscotti with Hibiscus Glaze packs a flavorful citrus punch that pairs perfectly with a cup of peppermint tea or coffee.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Vegetarian
Author Shelly Westerhausen


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons of any kind of citrus juice (I used juice from 2 oranges)
  • 1 Tablespoon grated citrus zest
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon dried hibiscus
  • 2 Tablespoons warm water


  1. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl and set aside. Beat the butter and sugar together with an electric mixer. Next, beat in the eggs, one at a time, followed by the zest and citrus juice. Add the flour mixture and beat until combined. Fold in the walnuts and divide the dough in half. Wrap the two dough pieces in foil and stick in the fridge until firm (about 30 minutes).
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a large baking sheets with parchment paper. Remove the dough from the fridge and shape both pieces into logs (measuring about 12 inches long and 3 inches wide) and place a few inches from each other on a prepared baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and transfer to a cooling rack for 15 minutes.
  3. Place 1 Tablespoon hibiscus leaves in 2 Tablespoons of warm water and set aside.
  4. Reduce oven temperature to 300 degrees. Once cooled, use a serrated knife to cut 1/2-inch thick diagonal slices into the logs. Transfer slices back to baking sheet making sure that you turn the pieces so the cut part is facing up. Bake again until dry and pale golden, about 30 more minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely.
  5. Strain the hibiscus leaves from the water (which should be bright red at this point) and discard leaves. Place the powdered sugar in a small mixing bowl and slowly whisk in the hibiscus water until a thick glaze forms (this may not take all 2 Tablespoons of water so start by pouring just a little bit of water each time). Drizzle over biscotti and serve with tea or coffee.