ALMOND BISCOTTI

By   December 10, 2015

Almond Biscotti /Vera's Cooking/ VerasCooking.com

Biscotti, which means “cooked twice” comes in so many different variations. Today, I’m sharing Almond Biscotti quick and easy recipe that is perfect when it comes to Christmas gift giving or simply filling the jar, and enjoying for days with delicious cup of coffee. Biscotti cookie is so simple, yet delicious and sophisticated.

Ingredients:

1 + 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for dusting
1 teaspoon baking powder
pinch of salt
3/4 cup superfine sugar
2-3 eggs, beaten
1 orange zest, finely grated
2/3 cup whole almonds

Almond Biscotti (1 of 18)

Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt into a bowl.

Almond Biscotti (2 of 18)

Add sugar, eggs, and orange zest, and mix until the dough comes together, then knead in the almonds.

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Using hands, roll the dough into a ball, cut in half, and roll each portion into a log, about 1+1/2 inches in diameter. Place on a cookie sheet lightly dusted with flour and bake in a preheated oven, at 350 degrees F, for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes. With knife, cut the logs into 1/2 inch thick diagonal slices.

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Arrange the slices on the cookie sheet and return to the oven for 15 minutes, or until slightly golden. Transfer to a wire rack to cool and crispen.

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You can drizzle your Biscotti with chocolate. I decided to leave them as is 🙂

Enjoy with a cup of coffee!

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Almond Biscotti (13 of 18)

ALMOND BISCOTTI

ALMOND BISCOTTI

Ingredients

  • 1 + 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 3/4 cup superfine sugar
  • 2-3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 orange zest, finely grated
  • 2/3 cup whole almonds

Instructions

  1. Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt into a bowl
  2. Add sugar, eggs, and orange zest, and mix until the dough comes together, then knead in the almonds
  3. Using hands, roll the dough into a ball, cut in half, and roll each portion into a log, about 1+1/2 inches in diameter
  4. Place on a cookie sheet lightly dusted with flour and bake in a preheated oven, at 350 degrees F, for 15 minutes
  5. Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes
  6. With knife, cut the logs into 1/2 inch thick diagonal slices
  7. Arrange the slices on the cookie sheet and return to the oven for 15 minutes, or until slightly golden
  8. Transfer to a wire rack to cool and crispen
  9. Enjoy!

11 Comments on “ALMOND BISCOTTI

    1. Vera Post author

      Thank you Fae! You’re very talented yourself! Your positive feedback means so much to me. Happy Holidays dear!

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  2. Tzivia

    Wow vera these look really way yummm and scrumptious but yo am wondering if they would go with chocolate chips since I don’t have enough whole almonds on hand gotta totally try sometime

    1. Vera Post author

      You can definitely use chocolate chips. You can also use a combination of almonds and raisins or craisins. You can even make plain biscotti and dip it in chocolate… It’s totally up to you 🙂 It’s very hard to go back to store-bought biscotti once you learn to make your own 😉

  3. Tzivia

    Yo vera darlin these are in the oven right now here’s hoping and praying that the biscotti come out really way good first time making them lol used chocolate chips and instead of a fruit zest I grated a cinnamon stick and wow fresly grated cinnamon who knew will definitely let ya know how they taste have a lovely sweet evening cheers

    1. Vera Post author

      Chocolate and cinnamon is a very interesting combination. Please, do let me know how it turns out for you.

  4. Tzivia

    Vera thanx tons hun the biscotti went like hot cakes lmao wow definitely making these again I loved them lots and so did my family may even make em tomorrow such a really huge hit keep up the gr8 fabulous work cheers

  5. Tzivia

    Anytime Vera darlin never tried your dessert recipes until now a lot of gr8 stuff happy blessed Sunday cheers

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