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Almond Biscotti

Biscotti, which means “twice-baked,” are prepared differently all over Italy. The biscotti that we know originated in the Italian city of Prato. The Italians actually call the cookies “cantuccini,” for “little nooks.” The name association comes from the oldest producer of biscotti, a bakery called “Biscottificio Antionia Mattei” in Prato. An old sign over the store reads, “Manufacturers of cantuccini.”


  • Prep Time : 10 min
  • Cook Time : 30 min
  • Ready Time : 40 min


30 biscotti


  • 1 large egg plus 1 large egg yolk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon anise seed
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds


Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a sheet pan.
In a large bowl, beat egg, egg yolk, and sugar until pale. Add olive oil, vanilla, and anise; whisk until combined. In a medium bowl, stir together flour and baking soda. Add dry ingredients to egg mixture, and mix just until moistened. Add almonds, and stir until combined.
On the prepared pan,shape dough with damp hands into a 9 ½- x 3-inch rectangle. Bake until lightly browned on the bottom, about 20 minutes. Let cool slightly. With a serrated knife, cut into 1/8-inch slices. Return to sheet pan and toast on each side until lightly browned, 5 to 7 minutes per side. Cool completely on wire racks before serving.


Servings Per Recipe: 30 biscotti

Amount Per Serving

  • Calories: 36
  • Total Fat: 1.3g
  • Cholesterol: 13mg
  • Sodium: 25mg
  • Total Carbs: 5g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 0.2g
  • Protein: 1g

About Jamie Geller


Jamie Geller is the only best-selling cookbook author who wants to get you out of the kitchen – not because she doesn’t love food – but because she has tons to do. As “The Bride Who Knew Nothing” Jamie found her niche specializing in fast, fresh, family recipes. Now the "Queen of Kosher" (CBS) and the "Jewish Rachael Ray" (New York Times), she's the creative force behind JoyofKosher.com and "Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller" magazine . Jamie and her hubby live in Israel with their five busy kids who give her plenty of reasons to get out of the kitchen - quickly. Check out her new book, "Joy of Kosher: Fast, Fresh Family Recipes."




One Response to Almond Biscotti

  1. avatar says: jbbm

    i love biscotti, and this recipe looks great!

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