- 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
- 1-1/4 cups sugar, divided
- 3 eggs
- 1 teaspoon anise flavoring or vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- Dash salt
- 1/2 cup chopped almonds
- 2 teaspoons milk
- In a mixing bowl, cream butter and 1 cup sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in anise or vanilla. Combine dry ingredients; add to creamed mixture. Stir in almonds. Line a baking sheet with foil and grease foil. Divide dough in half; spread into two 12-in. x 3-in. rectangles on foil. Brush with milk and sprinkle with remaining sugar. Bake at 375° for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown and firm to the touch. Remove from oven and reduce heat to 300°. Lift rectangles with foil onto wire rack; cool for 15 minutes. Place on a cutting board; slice diagonally 1/2 in. thick. Place slices with cut side down on ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes. Turn cookies over; bake 10 minutes more. Turn oven off, leaving cookies in oven with door ajar to cool. Store in airtight container. Yield: 3-1/2 dozen.
Reviews forAlmond Biscotti
"I tried to make the recipe exactly as posted but was unable to shape the dough until I added almost another full cup of flour therefore I cannot understand the 5 star rating. I. Wish people would rate the exact recipe instead of a recipe after changes are made."
"I have made these 4 times now. 3 cups of flour works perfect for me every time. Get your hands slightly damp when forming the biscotti and you should have no problem with sticking. I highly recommend almond extract-my favorite!!"
"I used the Sour Cream Biscotti recipe and it was excellent. Dough was perfect for handling. Instead of using foil as recipe states, I lined baking sheets with parchment paper and placed dough directly on paper to form the loaf. Can't really rate this particular recipe as I have not tried it Thus the 1 star. I guess this is more of a suggestion to avoid some of problems stated by reviewers."
"I actually used 4 cups of flour before the dough could be handled without sticking to everything. This is the first time I have made biscotti and am pleased with how they turned out."
"my favorite biscotti"
"I have made this time and time again and it is just perfect always. I use almond X not anise."
"Follow up on last comment. it is late and I was making this in a hurry. Another bad thing to do. I think the next time will be with 3 cups of flour, make the dough ahead of time and chill it. Then I can come back and form and follow through. Cut and doing the second bake. Loving the taste. I went to this site as I was looking for a biscotti with butter and even though crisp, I did not want it to break your teeth, like the commercial types!!!!"
"I am in the process of making this recipe for the first time and I have found a major error in the amount of flour needed. The first baking is going on and at first I was worried, as this flattened immediately, yet it is now rising. And to achieve golden brown in my oven is taking 25 min. I have made biscotti before and after adding just two cups of flour it was soup! Not a cookie dough consistancy. So I checked in on the comments. Added one more cup of flour as one commented. I think next time I will go with three cups of flour and add a little extra if needed. Smelling and looking good. One should be able to form the biscotti dough with wet hands and no limping or drooping. I had to flour my hands and so on. Ps, you do not need greased foil if you have parchment paper>"