Betty's Almond Biscotti--Perfect Christmas Gift!

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Feb. 01, 2012

In this video, Betty demonstrates how to make Almond Biscotti. This is a cookie-like confection that goes wonderfully with coffee or hot chocolate. It also makes a great gift at Christmastime!


All purpose flour 1 3/4 Cup (28 tbs)
Baking powder 1/2 Teaspoon
Salt 1/2 Teaspoon
Egg 2
Egg 1 , separated
Granulated sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
Almond flavored liqueur/Almond extract 1 Tablespoon
Whole almonds 2 Cup (32 tbs) , coarsely chopped
Cooking oil spray 1
Sugar 2 Tablespoon



1. Preheat the oven to 325F.

2. Prepare a 15-inch by 9-inch baking pan by lining it with parchment paper and spraying it with cooking oil spray.


3. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt and set aside.

4. In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs, egg yolk and sugar with an electric hand-mixer, until light and fluffy for about 2 minutes.

5. Beat in vanilla extract and Amaretto. Stir in dry ingredients and chopped almonds to form dough.

6. Spoon dough into 2 logs on baking pan. Brush each log with egg white and sprinkle with a small amount of sugar.

7. Bake at 325F for 20 minutes, or until logs are golden and beginning to crack. Allow to cool on baking sheet for 40 minutes.

8. Using a serrated knife, slice logs diagonally into 1/2 inch slices.

9. Place slices flat on baking sheet(s) in a single layer. Bake at 200F for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and cool.


10. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 45 Minutes
Ready In: 45 Minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 3605Calories from Fat 1349

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 160 g246.2%

Saturated Fat 15 g75%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 1385 mg57.71%

Total Carbohydrates 468 g156%

Dietary Fiber 40 g160%

Sugars 249 g

Protein 102 g204%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet