Light Almond Biscotti

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 25 mins

Found this in an old light cooking book. Tried a few different things this was the result.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 14 cup finely chopped almonds
  • 14 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons margarine, softened
  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 12 teaspoons almond extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • cooking spray


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Place almonds in a small pan.
  3. Bake about 6 minutes or until golden brown (watch carefully).
  4. Set aside to cool.
  5. Beat margarine and sugar in a medium bowl with a electric mixer until smooth.
  6. Add egg whites and almond extract; mix well.
  7. Combine flour and baking powder in a large bowl; mix well.
  8. Stir egg white mixture and almonds into flour mixture.
  9. Blend well.
  10. Spray two 9x5-inch loaf pans with cooking spray.
  11. Divide dough evenly between the 2 pans.
  12. Spread dough in pans with wet fingers.
  13. Bake 15 minutes or until knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
  14. Remove from oven.
  15. Turn on to a cutting board.
  16. Cool slightly.
  17. Once loaves are cool enough to handle cut each loaf in to 16 slices.
  18. Place slices on a baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray.
  19. Bake 5 minutes.
  20. Turn bake 5 minutes more or until golden.
  21. Serve warm or cool completely and store in air tight container.


Most Helpful

Needs more sweetness, it's just a little to "flour like". I also found that the second round of bake time is a bit too short- i would go with 8-10 min. Other wise it's a bit too soft and not as snappy as biscotti should be. Good flavor and gives a great base for options.

Jenni D August 17, 2010

This recipe is light and easy to make. I've made it with Whole Weat flour and it worked just as well.

JessicaWabbit August 24, 2006

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