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Biscotti Recipe

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posted: 04/20/18

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This authentic Biscotti recipe comes from my Italian grandmother and is so delicious! Simple ingredients, quick prep time, and totally versatile, it goes perfectly with your morning coffee.

biscotti being dipped into coffee

You’re going to LOVE today’s recipe! I first published my grandmother’s homemade biscotti recipe way back in the day before I knew anything about what I was doing, so I figured they needed a makeover. They’re so easy to make and absolutely delicious. I’ll take mine with a latte please!! Oh, and if you guys want to have a good laugh at my expense and read about my amazing grandma and sweet great aunt, both greatly missed, you can read it here.

overhead shot of almond biscotti recipe with coffee

This recipe, like most classics that get passed down from generation to generation, is simple to make, no special equipment needed, and is absolutely delicious.

How to Make Biscotti

  1. Preheat your oven and line some baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Grab two big bowls.
  3. In one bowl whisk together your dry ingredients, flour and baking powder.
  4. In another bowl whisk together the wet ingredients, eggs, oil, extract, and the sugar.
  5. Combine the two bowls and stir in some sliced almonds.
  6. Form the dough into 1 1/2 inch by 5 inch logs (approximately, no need to measure). Bake, but leave lots of room as these guys grow a lot!
  7. While the cookies are still warm and fresh out of the oven, use a serrated knife to gently slice them.
stack of biscotti cookies with coffee in the background

Another reason that I love this recipe is because it is so versatile! If you google biscotti, you will see that there are so many variations out there. Just like any great cookie recipe, these are easy to transform into whatever flavor you are feeling.

Biscotti Variations

  • Take out the almonds and anise and replace them with chocolate chips and more vanilla. Go the extra mile and drizzle some chocolate on top.
  • Leave out the almonds all together.
  • Take out the almonds and anise and add in some lemon zest, lemon extract, and white chocolate chips
  • Replace the almonds with pistachios pieces.
biscotti standing up in a clear coffee mug

A Note About Baking

I want to add a note that most Italian biscotti recipes have you put the cookies back in the oven after slicing. But! That’s not how grandma did it, so that’s not how I do it either. In fact, my dad loves to stir in some chocolate chips, under bake them just slightly when they are those nice big doughy logs, and they are amazing. If you would like a crispier cookie, feel free to throw them back in standing up (like you see in front of the mug in the picture below) for 10 to 15 minutes after slicing.

What to Serve with Biscotti

If you are looking for some great things to dip your biscotti in try these!

overhead shot of almond biscotti recipe with coffee
biscotti being dipped into coffee
5 from 2 votes

Biscotti Recipe

Serves: 36 cookies
(tap # to scale)
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 35 minutes
Total: 45 minutes
This Biscotti Recipe has been passed down from my grandma. It is so easy, and perfect for customizing with different flavors! The perfect morning treat with your coffee!


  • 5 cups all purpose flour
  • 5 teaspoons baking powder
  • 6 eggs beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp anise
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl whisk together the flour and baking powder.
  • In another large bowl whisk together the eggs, sugar, vegetable oil, anise, and vanilla extract.
  • Slowly stir the flour mixture into the egg and sugar mixture until just combined.  Then stir in the almonds.  The dough will be very sticky.
  • Form 1 1/2 inch by 5 inch long logs with the dough.  Place more than 2 inches apart on the parchment lined baking sheets.  Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until the dough is golden brown.
  • While hot, slice the biscotti diagonally, creating 1 inch thick slices.  Allow to cool completely before packing away.  Or enjoy right away with coffee.
Calories: 118kcal (6%) Carbohydrates: 21g (7%) Protein: 3g (6%) Fat: 2g (3%) Monounsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 31mg (10%) Sodium: 21mg (1%) Potassium: 22mg (1%) Fiber: 1g (4%) Sugar: 8g (9%) Vitamin A: 50IU (1%) Calcium: 10mg (1%) Iron: 0.2mg (1%)
Author: Lisa Longley
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
biscotti being dipped into coffee

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  1. Ruth says

    5 stars
    This is an amazing recipe and refreshes our mind. Sometimes I take this biscotti at morning or evening with tea or coffee.

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