Cardamom Almond Biscotti Recipe
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Cardamom Almond Biscotti Recipe

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These crunchy slices are requested often during the holidays, particularly by my husband. He likes to dunk them in coffee.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES:42 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES: 42 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 5-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1 cup chopped almonds

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 161 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 137mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in extract. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt and cardamom; add to the creamed mixture alternately with sour cream. Fold in almonds.
  2. Divide dough into fourths; shape each portion into a ball. On two greased baking sheets, roll each ball into a 15-in. log (two logs per pan). Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until lightly browned and firm to the touch.
  3. Transfer to a cutting board; cut at a 45° angle with a sharp knife into 1/2-in. slices. Place cut side down on greased baking sheets. Bake for 5-6 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Store in airtight containers. Yield: about 7 dozen.
Originally published as Cardamom Almond Biscotti in Country Woman Christmas Annual 1999, p34

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gelatomom User ID: 5574333 48818
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2013

"My review is actually of the texture of this biscotti. It is by far one of the best biscotti I've ever had. Sometimes the cookie is dry because of the extra baking, but these are just perfect. Since I'm always looking for the best lemon biscotti, I flavored mine with lemon emulsion and lemon zest. I wasn't sure how the cardamom would be received by my family but I will try that next."

psassy User ID: 6130286 29629
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2012

"I love biscotti and I especially love cardamom and almonds so I was thrilled to find this recipe. I just made a batch of these for Christmas and plan to dip them half way with white melting chocolate.

Though the recipe was easy to make, I did have a bit of trouble with the pieces falling apart when I sliced them. I think I will allow for a longer cooling time, maybe a few hours, before trying to slice and bake again.
This recipe is a keeper and is going into my favorite holiday recipes cookbook though they would be wonderful any time of year."

dollargirl User ID: 939213 28080
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2012

"Delicious! Would recommend chilling dough for about 20 minutes before shaping into logs."

JKevin User ID: 1046896 83829
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2012

"Light and delicious - very easy to make."

Tarain User ID: 5938555 204011
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2012

"This is one of my family's favorite cookie recipes. It's absolutely delicious!"

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