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The first time I made these I followed directions (except omitted almonds) and they were absolutely gone in 10 minutes flat! I made them a second time (excluded almonds, exchanged white sugar for splenda, and brown sugar with splenda brown sugar mix) and they were also delicious and the family actually got to try these and they all had rave reviews. The splenda ones did not seem to rise as much but none the less delicious!! Will make this recipe for years to come. Thank you!!
Great biscotti! I took most of the batch to work and everyone raved about it. I used half wheat flour and half regular flour, and added 2 tsp of Amaretto, as well as toasted the almonds instead of blanching. I think the last two steps really highlighted the almond flavor. This is the second almond biscotti I've ever tried and it's a bit sweeter and softer (possibly because of the butter and also the baking time). One advice for shaping the dough is to try using a spatula to form the loaf instead of using your hands.
I've been experimenting with a few biscotti recipes, this is by far the best result. The dough is easy to work with, light textured and REALLY delicious. a definite keeper! thanks so much!
Made these today. While they are a good 'cookie", I would not call them biscotti because they do not have an authentic biscotti taste. Might be due to the brown sugar which I have never seen used in biscotti. They are good, just not true biscotti. They also were easy to make. Note- Cool them completely or they will crumble when you slice them. 10 min is not quite long enough. I always cool biscotti completely before slicing.
Great recipe, these cookies are crispy and chewy at the same time. I did not used blanched almonds but just some almonds I had purchased from the grocery store, very coarsely chopped. These cookies are just delicious, I took them to work and everyone loved them. Thanks indeed for the great recipe.
Best biscotti recipe ever... and I've tried dozens. Used hazelnuts and drizzled with dark chocolate. Gave to work pals and everyone was very impressed. This is a pretty soft dough so Ifound it best to bake one log at a time to allow for spreading.
This was my first ever attempt at making biscotti and they came out wonderfully!! I added some orange liqueur soaked cranberries and omitted the amaretto. Also toasted my almonds. These are fantastic!! Everyone loved them. Thanks!
2006 - Good tasting. I bought slivered almonds and then gave them a rough chop so I didn't need to go through the blanching step with whole almonds. I will make this recipe again.
I love these. I've made them several times and given them as gifts. They are hard and crispy and then get tender the second they are dipped in a hot drink. I've made them without the almonds and enjoy them just as much. Thanks for such a wonderful recipe.
Excellent biscotti. This one will become the recipe to use. I have to say that I used roasted almonds instead of blanching them. Recipe is easy to make.