Baked until lightly crisped and golden, these toasted almond biscotti are the ideal cookie for dunking in your mid-morning coffee or serving up alongside a bowl of espresso ice cream. In my take on the classic almond biscotti, a blend of almond paste, Amaretto, and almond extract infuses the cookies with a lovely almond flavor.

Almond Biscotti

Topped with sliced almonds and a sprinkle of sugar, these cookies are the perfect little bite to sweeten your day.

Almond Biscotti

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Almond Biscotti

  • Yield: 30 biscotti

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 Tbsp Amaretto
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 4 oz almond paste, grated
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds

Topping

  • 2 Tbsp sliced almonds
  • 2 tsp sugar

Instructions

  1. Whisk together melted butter, sugar, Amaretto, and almond extract in a large mixing bowl. Whisk in eggs one at a time until smooth. Stir in flour, baking powder, and salt until almost fully incorporated; fold in almond paste and sliced almonds. Cover dough and chill for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 350Β°F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Divide dough in half and shape dough into 2 (10-by-4-inch) loaves on prepared baking sheets. Top with sliced almonds, pressing gently into dough, and sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 24 to 25 minutes, until pale golden. Carefully transfer loaves to a wire rack and cool for 15 minutes.
  3. Using a serrated knife, cut loaves into 1/2-inch slices. Place slices cut side down on baking sheets; bake 10 minutes. Turn slices over and bake for 10 minutes more or until golden. Cool completely on wire racks. Store at room temperature in an airtight container.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 120
  • Carbohydrates: 15
Almond Biscotti

22 comments

  1. Laura, I know these biscotti would make make me so happy. Anything with almond paste would completely sate my taste buds. If you have any left in your pantry, will you bring them to Papa and me this weekend?

    1. Hi Vanda, you should be able to find it in your grocery store on the baking aisle – the brand I usually buy is called Odense Almond Paste, and it comes in a 7 oz tube. Hope that helps!

  2. Hi Laura,
    I love your recipes, and thinking of trying out these biscotti. However, I’m unsure if we get almond paste here in the UK. Would marzipan be alright as a sub for almond paste? Would sugar then need to be adjusted to accommodate the sweetness of the marzipan?
    Thank you… x

    1. Hi Dyane, thank you! I think marzipan should be fine – I’d reduce the sugar to 2/3 cup, and add an extra 1/8 tsp salt to balance the sweetness. Hope that helps! ?

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