Tuscan Spice and Almond Biscotti

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins

I've been making these biscotti for several years now. I found the recipe in a small cookbook called "The Best 50 Biscotti Recipes". My father-in-law loves these biscotti and requests them often.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Finely grind 1/3 cup of the toasted almonds in a food processor.
  3. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the ground almonds, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and allspice.
  4. In a mixing bowl, cream together sugar and butter.
  5. Add honey, egg, vanilla extract and almond extract to the creamed mixture.
  6. Gradually blend in dry mixture and remaining 2/3 cup almonds.
  7. On a well floured surface, shape dough into two logs.
  8. Transfer logs to a baking sheet or baking stone, leaving space between the two logs.
  9. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until firm and lightly brown.
  10. Cool logs on a wire rack for at least 5 minutes.
  11. Cut logs into 3/4-inch slices.
  12. Place slices in a single layer on the baking sheet, leaving space around each slice.
  13. Continue baking about 10-15 minutes or until desired crispness.
  14. Cool completely on a wire rack.


Most Helpful

Followed exact recipe. Great flavor, the allspice is a nice accent. I took off a star for too much sticky work for such little gain. Doubling the recipe helps. I get so many compliments and requests that this recipe is a must for Christmas. Five star taste, four star prep.

What's4Dinner September 26, 2007

My end result were the small biscotti, and got a lot less than 36 servings from this recipe. I've rated these biscotti among the top 2 that I have made .. ever. Great contribution! My taste buds thank you! I have been experimenting with a myriad of biscotti recipes, most of which I got from this site. Thanks a ton, Kim D!!

Gigina April 18, 2005

I got fewer than 36 servings from this, but they were excellent! I substituted reduced fat butter and figure they come in around 50 calories. That's only 1 point if you're on Weight Watchers!

Goof November 13, 2004

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