Almond Biscotti

Course: Snack
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 30 cookies
Calories: 185 kcal
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Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups whole almonds lightly toasted
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs large, plus 1 large white beaten with pinch salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 tbsp butter, unsalted melted and cooled
  • 1 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • vegetable oil spray

Chocolate Glaze

  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup corn syrup
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 8 oz bittersweet chocolate

Instructions

  1. (The almonds will continue to toast while the biscotti bake, so toast the nuts only until they are just fragrant.)
  2. Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 325 degrees.

  3. Grease baking sheet and place silicone baking mat on it.
  4. Pulse 1 cup almonds in food processor until coarsely chopped; transfer to bowl and set aside. Process remaining 1/4 cup almonds in food processor until finely ground, about 45 seconds. Add flour, baking powder, and salt; process to combine. Transfer flour mixture to second bowl.

  5. Process 2 eggs in now empty food processor until lightened in color and almost doubled in volume, about 3 minutes. With processor running, slowly add sugar until thoroughly combined, about 15 seconds. Add melted butter, almond extract, and vanilla and process until combined, about 10 seconds.

  6. Scrape down bowl, and buzz again briefly.
  7. Transfer egg mixture to a bowl large enough to mix all ingredients. Sprinkle half of flour mixture over egg mixture and gently fold until just combined. Add remaining flour mixture and chopped almonds and gently fold until just combined. Divide batter in half.

  8. Using floured hands, form each half into 8 by 3-inch rectangle. Spray each loaf lightly with oil spray.

  9. Using rubber spatula lightly coated with oil spray, smooth tops and sides of rectangles and gently brush tops of loaves with egg white wash.
  10. Bake until loaves are golden and just beginning to crack on top, 25 to 30 minutes, rotating pan halfway through baking. Let loaves cool on baking sheet for 30 minutes. Transfer loaves to cutting board and using serrated knife, slice each loaf on slight bias into 1/2-inch-thick slices.

  11. Lay slices cut side down, on rimmed baking sheet. Bake until crisp and golden brown on both sides, about 35 minutes, flipping slices halfway through baking.

  12. Let cool completely before serving. Glaze with chocolate if desired (recipe below).
  13. Biscotti can be stored in airtight container for up to 1 month.
  14. Makes 30 cookies.

Chocolate Glaze

  1. Boil water, corn syrup, and sugar. Remove from heat. Add chocolate.
  2. Let stand to melt, 2-3 minutes then whisk together.
  3. While biscotti are still warm, dip into chocolate.
  4. Place on silicone baking mat to set.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from America’s Test Kitchen

Nutrition Facts
Almond Biscotti
Amount Per Serving
Calories 185 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 40mg2%
Potassium 130mg4%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 65IU1%
Calcium 39mg4%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.