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Orange Almond Biscotti I Recipe

Orange Almond Biscotti I

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"Biscotti is an Italian cookie. It has a crunchy, buttery texture."

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Original recipe makes 3 1/2 dozen Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Beat sugar, butter or margarine, orange peel and eggs in large bowl. Stir in flour, baking powder, salt and almonds.
  3. Shape half of dough at a time into rectangle, 10 x 3 inches, on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake about 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on cookie sheet for 15 minutes.
  4. Cut crosswise into 1/2 inch slices. Place slices cut sides down on cookie sheet. Bake about 15 minutes or until crisp and light brown. Remove from cookie sheet. Cool on wire rack.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 19, 2007

I didn't have orange or almond, but I used this recipe as a base. I added cranberries and vanilla instead. The biscotti was great.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 29, 2002

This recipe is too dry. It has very little flavor and is very heavy. I will not use this recipe again.


15 Ratings

Dec 21, 2010

Read the comments of others and have these suggestions... Decrease the flour to 2-1/2 to 3 cups (depending on the humidity since the flour will absorb moisture). The orange peel isn't optional if you want that flavor and to heighten the almond add 1/2 teaspoon almond extract. These turned out delicate when firts out of the oven but with the second baking they became a very nice biscotti.

Aug 01, 2007

I love this recipe! The flavor ad texture are wonderful. However, I cut the flour down to 2 3/4 cups. I also have great results using orange extract instead of zest. It's easy to make and the results are consistent! We love to dip/coat our's on one end with chocolate.

Jan 20, 2004

This recipe calls for butter? The biscotti tastes to thick. Can this recipe survive without the butter? Biscotti should be light and crispy, not heavy and buttery. Not bad.. but definately not great.

Jun 11, 2005

I made biscotti with a similar recipe, except I used 2 cups of flour, cut salt to 1/4 tsp., 4 tbsp of butter and used added 2 tbsp. orange zest PLUS minced orange meat (not optional). I also added Grand Marnier and Almond Extract for a more adult flavor. This will guarantee a slightly more moist and fluffier consistency. It really is a good recipe, the amounts of the ingredients are just off.

Feb 28, 2005

I was a bit disapointed. The dough was so dry, when mixing, I had to add a third egg. (All my other biscotti recipes with the same amount of dry ingreds call for 3 eggs) By then, it was a little late for the extra egg and my biscotti were quite heavy textured. The orange was a nice flovour, though.

Nov 18, 2002

This was made for a cub scout meeting. Cranberries were substituted for the almonds and it was wonderful. My 2 year old loved it!


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  • Calories
  • 197 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 30.2 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 34 mg
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 6.9 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 3.7 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 136 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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