Honey Almond Biscotti Recipe

The delicate honey flavor of these biscotti is accented with notes of vanilla, lemon, and almond.

Note: The taste of honey varies wildly between types. Because it acts as the primary sweetener in these cookies, be sure to choose a strongly flavored honey, such as Orange Blossom or Buckwheat.

Recipe Facts

Active: 25 mins
Total: 65 mins
Serves: 32 cookies

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Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 cups (about 17 1/2 ounces) all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature

  • 2 eggs

  • 3/4 cup strongly flavored honey, such as Orange Blossom or Buckwheat (see notes)

  • 2 packed teaspoons lemon zest, from about 1 large lemon

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1 cup roughly chopped almonds

  • 1 egg beaten with 1 teaspoon water, for egg wash

  • Sugar, for topping

Directions

  1. Adjust oven rack to middle and upper positions and preheat oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, beat together butter, eggs, and honey with an electric mixer until creamy, about 3 minutes. Beat in lemon zest and vanilla extract. Add dry ingredients and beat until just combined. Stir in almonds.

  3. Divide dough into four equal parts. Shape each part into 3-inch wide log. Brush each log with egg wash and sprinkle generously with sugar. Bake until golden, about 20 minutes. Take cookies out of oven and reduce heat to 300°F.

  4. When cool enough to handle, cut each log on the bias to form 1-inch wide cookies. Place cookies cut side down on baking sheet and bake until toasted, 15-20 minutes more. Let cool for 5 minutes then transfer for a wire rack to finish cooling. Cookies will keep, stored in an airtight container, for up to 1 week.

Special equipment

electric beater, baking sheets, parchment paper

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
142 Calories
5g Fat
21g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 32
Amount per serving
Calories 142
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 64mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 21mg 2%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 55mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)