Almond Biscotti Recipe to Make at Home

Although the word “biscotti” literally translates to the word “cookie” in Italian, around the world biscotti has become associated with a particular type of cookie. The cookie is baked in a loaf pan, then removed, sliced, and baked again, creating a hard, dry cookie that is perfect for dunking! Very often biscotti is flavored with almond or anise, but if you prefer, you can also use vanilla. When you see how simple this almond biscotti recipe is to make, you may never buy them again!

Almond Biscotti Recipe Ingredients  12 – 16 cookies

  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond flavoring
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • semi-sweet, white or milk chocolate chips (optional)

Directions for Almond Biscotti Recipe

Preheat oven to 375 F degrees. Grease and flour a loaf pan and set aside.

almond biscotti recipe

Beat eggs and sugar thoroughly. Add almond extract.

 

almond biscotti recipe

almond biscotti recipe

Mix in flour and nuts.

 

almond biscotti recipe

almond biscotti recipe

Pat into the loaf pan. It will only be about 1/4 full.

 

almond biscotti recipe

Bake for 18 – 22 minutes.

 

almond biscotti recipe

Remove from pan and while warm cut into 12 – 16 slices, about 1/2 – 3/4 inches thick.

 

almond biscotti recipe

Place slices on parchment paper or silicone baking mat on a cookie sheet.

Bake 5 minutes. Turn the pieces over and bake for another 5 minutes. The cookies should be golden brown.

 

almond biscotti recipe

Optional: When cool, you can dip the bottoms in melted chocolate.

To melt the chocolate, place chips in a shallow microwave safe dish.

almond biscotti recipe

Melt in 15 second increments in the microwave, mixing after each 15 seconds.

almond biscotti recipe

Stop mixing when there are still a few unmelted chips. This prevents you from over cooking the chocolate. Allow to sit for 1 or 2 minutes then mix. The unmelted chips should now be melted and the chocolate should be smooth.

almond biscotti recipe

Dip just the bottoms of the cookies in chocolate.

almond biscotti recipe

Stand the biscotti up on a piece of waxed paper until the chocolate has thoroughly hardened. Store in an airtight container or Ziploc bag.

almond biscotti recipe

Dip in coffee, tea, milk or hot chocolate for a perfect snack!

almond biscotti recipe

 

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