Delicious Almond Biscotti Recipe

Myra
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Almond biscotti are classic Italian cookies known for their crunchy texture and nutty flavor.

Perfect for dipping into a cup of coffee or enjoying as a sweet snack, these biscotti are simple to make and always a crowd-pleaser.

With the irresistible aroma of almonds and a hint of vanilla, these cookies are sure to become a favorite in your household.

Whether you’re baking them for a special occasion or just to satisfy your sweet tooth, this recipe will guide you through creating perfectly crisp and delicious almond biscotti.

Ingredients

Dry Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch of salt

Wet Ingredients

  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract

Add-Ins

  • 1 cup almonds, chopped

Instructions

Preparing the Dough

Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt until well combined.

In a separate bowl, beat the eggs, vanilla extract, and almond extract together until frothy.

Gradually add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, stirring until a dough forms.

Fold in the chopped almonds until evenly distributed throughout the dough.

Shaping the Biscotti

Divide the dough in half and shape each half into a log, about 12 inches long and 1 inch thick.

Place the logs onto the prepared baking sheet, leaving space between them.

Baking the Biscotti

Bake the logs in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until firm and lightly golden brown.

Remove the baking sheet from the oven and let the logs cool for 10 minutes.

Reduce the oven temperature to 325°F (160°C).

Slicing and Baking Again

Using a sharp knife, slice the logs diagonally into 1/2-inch thick slices.

Place the slices cut-side down back onto the baking sheet.

Return the biscotti to the oven and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown and the biscotti are crisp.

Serving and Storing

Let the biscotti cool completely on a wire rack before serving or storing in an airtight container.

Nutritional Facts

Each serving (based on 1 biscotti, assuming 24 servings) provides approximately:

  • Calories: 120
  • Protein: 3g
  • Fat: 4g
  • Carbohydrates: 18g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 8g
  • Sodium: 40mg

FAQ

Can I use other nuts instead of almonds?

Yes, you can substitute other nuts such as walnuts, pecans, or pistachios for a different flavor.

How do I store biscotti?

Store biscotti in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks. They also freeze well for longer storage.

Can I dip biscotti in chocolate?

Absolutely! Once the biscotti are cooled, you can dip them halfway into melted chocolate and let them set before serving.

Can I make gluten-free biscotti?

Yes, you can use a gluten-free flour blend to make gluten-free biscotti. Adjust the baking time if necessary.

Can I customize the flavor of biscotti?

Yes, you can add other flavorings such as lemon zest, orange zest, or spices like cinnamon or cardamom to customize the flavor of your biscotti.

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