Chef Chuck's Almond Biscotti

Biscotti di Mandorla

Let's get dunking! The almond biscotti are one of my favorite cookies. I have posted my chocolate biscotti in the past and they are both off the charts! We bake the biscotti a shorter time than usual, so that they are not so hard, but still dunkable!

Almond Biscotti

2/3 cup whole almonds
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
2 cups flour plus 2 tablespoons
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 ounces bittersweet chocolate

Bake nuts 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees, cool and chop, set aside. In a mixer cream butter and sugar till light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, vanilla, almond extract, flour, baking powder, salt and nuts. Grease a baking pan, divide dough in half, place on pan 1/2" high and about 3 1/2" wide. Bake at 325 degrees about 25 minutes, cool 5 - 10 minutes, cut 1" thick, and bake another 5 minutes. Remove cookies and cool on rack. Melt chocolate and drizzle on cookies.


  1. I like these!!! Just add a nice steaming espresso!

  2. Looks very good. I love biscotti...they remind me of anisette toast which my grandparents always had on hand!

  3. Hi Ash, Your right, Hot Java !!

  4. Hello Debbie, This is good to bring back your grandparents favorites!