Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 55 mins

Light and airy double baked cookies called "biscotti" to enjoy with coffee or anytime of the day for a quick snack.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Beat eggs and sugar at high speed with an electric mixer for 5 minutes or until foamy. Add orange rind, oil and extracts, beating until blended.
  2. Combine flour and baking powder; add to sugar mixture, beating well. Fold in pecans. Cover and freeze 30 minutes or until firm.
  3. Divide dough into 4 3 1/2" thick logs; place on a lightly greased baking sheet.
  4. Bake at 325 for 25 minutes or until firm. Cool on baking sheet 5 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool for 10 minutes.
  5. Cut each log diagonally into 1/2" slices with serrated knife. Place on greased baking sheets.
  6. Bake at 325 for 15 minutes. Turn cookies over, and bake for 15 more minutes. Remove cookies to wire rack to cool.
Most Helpful

I made this recipe today, following it to the letter, correct oven temps, the works as I always do when I try a new recipe. The reviews were good, but the results were awful--1) it needs salt; 2) they don't brown correctly which is a problem; 3) they are hard as rocks and extremely bland. Very disappointing and big was of time and especiallly, ingredients. They were so bad, I had to throw them all away--and that's rare that I ever have to toss anything I've made. I have made many biscotti recipes with good results, so it is not inexperience with biscotti, this is a bad recipe.

BestFriendsStevie December 13, 2009

I love these biscotti!! They have a delightful mildly-sweet flavor, and the best texture of any biscotti I've ever made (they're nice and crunchy--without being hard)! I scaled the recipe down to 12 servings; used whole wheat pastry flour and sodium-free baking powder; and made one 3 1/2" x 6" dough log (which I cut straight across rather than diagonally). Plus, after baking, I dipped one side of each cookie in melted white chocolate--just to dress them up a bit for Christmas. All of that worked out very well! These delicious biscotti were a real pleasure to make (and eat!), and will definitely become a regular part of my holiday baking! Thanks for a great recipe, Chef Charley!! (Tagged, made, and reviewed for Bargain Basement Game.)

So Cal Gal December 12, 2009