The Simplicity of Biscottis

Biscottis are Italian cookies that are typically eaten with coffee or other warm beverages.  My Nonno would often remind me as a child that you are to pronounce both t’s, so it should sound like “bis-cot-tee”.  The word biscotti actually means “twice-baked”, which is an integral part of the baking process.  Without further ado, here is a simple, yet yummy, recipe for biscottis.  


  • 1 c. sugar
  • 2 3/4 c. flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 c. butter, melted
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. almond extract (can be substituted out for other extracts for a different flavor)
  • 3 large eggs
  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients.
  2. Cover and place in the refrigerator to chill for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  5. Take your dough out and separate into two equal groups.  The dough should be sticky at this point.
  6. With your hands, form into a long loaf (about 14 in. x 2 in.) and place on one side of parchment paper.
  7. Repeat #6 for the second half of your dough.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes.
  9. Take out and let cool for 15 minutes.
  10. Slice loaves into 3/4 pieces.
  11. Place pieces on cookie sheet, side up, and bake for another 10 minutes.

As noted above, substitute other extracts for the almond extract to give your Biscottis a different flavor.


Check out these Peppermint Biscottis for a new flavor profile!


Mangia Mangia,


10 thoughts on “The Simplicity of Biscottis

  1. Awesome! I’ve been looking for a simple biscotti recipe for so long. I’ll let you know how it turns out once I’ve tried these out!


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