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Almond Biscotti with Citrus Recipe

Updated on February 13, 2013

This Almond Biscotti with Citrus Recipe is so delicious, and surprisingly easy to make. The most difficult part might be shaping the logs. I use baggies over my hands, as the dough is quite sticky. Remember, they don't have to be perfect, they are artisian.

Also, because I typically have salted butter on hand, I use it, and omit salt when called for in baked goods. If you substitute unsalted butter, just add 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, as a flavor enhancer.

Almond Biscotti with Orange Peel

Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 50 min
Ready in: 1 hour 20 min
Yields: approximately 4 dozen


  • 2 3/4 cups all purpose flour, spooned and leveled
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons pure almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups almonds, coarsely chopped
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk flour, and baking powder.
  2. In a large bowl (I use my Kitchenaid Stand Mixer), mix together the sugar, melter butter, almond extract, vanilla extract, and orange peel until smooth. Add the eggs, one at a time. Add the flour mixture and mix until just incorporated (do not overmix). Refrigerate the dough, covered, until just firm enough to handle (approx. 30-60 minutes).
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Divide dough in half, and shape into two 12" x 3" logs (about 1" thick). Try to get the ends squared, so as to not end up with overcooked ends. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  4. Bake until just golden brown around the edges, and firm to the touch, approximately 25-30 minutes. Transfer loaves to wire racks to cool (approximately 15-30 minutes).
  5. Using a serrated or very sharp knife, cut logs into 1/2" thick slices, and arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake until golden on the newly cut edges, approximately 20 minutes.
  6. Cool completely on baking sheet. Store biscotti in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two weeks.
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    • Tall Clovers profile image

      Tall Clovers 4 years ago from Southern California

      Oh my...thank you for letting me know I left out a very important ingredient!! Can you imagine no butter???? Nooooooo!

    • A. Bove profile image

      A. Bove 4 years ago from New York

      Yee. Haw. One day computers will offer scratch and sniff photos... no really, it'll happen! :) I may bake these tomorrow! And I guess you mean 1 stick butter, yes? Room temp?