Amaretto Biscotti With Almonds

"This is a delicious biscotti recipe which smells wonderful while baking. Perfect served with your morning coffee or just as a snack. I found the recipe in "Sweet Maria's Italian Cookie Tray Cookbook"."
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Ready In:
25 cookies




  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Cream together butter and sugar with an electric mixer.
  • Add eggs, vanilla, and Amaretto liqueur; mix well.
  • Add flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • Mix on low speed until just blended.
  • Add almonds and stir.
  • Divide dough into two equal pieces.
  • Roll each piece into a loaf about 12 inches long on a well floured surface, and place on a large baking sheet about 3 inches apart.
  • Bake for about 20- 25 minutes, until golden.
  • Remove from oven and place each loaf on a cooling rack.
  • Allow loaves to cool for about 15 minutes.
  • Place loaves on a cutting board.
  • Using a bread knife, slice into 1/2-inch wide slices.
  • Place slices in a single layer on baking sheet.
  • Return to oven for about 10-12 minutes, or until lightly golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and place cookies on a cooling rack.
  • Cool completely and store in an airtight container.
  • ~NOTE~You may freeze cookies in plastic freezer bags.

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  1. I love Amaretto and this recipe did not deliver the flavor. I will try mixing Amaretto and Almond Extract next time.
  2. I absolutely love this recipe! I have been making it over and over again just realizing today that it was the first recipe I ever found on Recipezaar. I love Amaretto/Almond Biscotti. They are my favorite. I have made these too many times to count. Everybody that has tried them has loved them and is amazed by my baking abilities (it's not difficult at all). To make my biscotti more flavorful, I use almond extract instead of the liqueur because I think the flavor and aroma are more pronounced after baking. I also use 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons of the almond extract again for flavor and aroma. As for the almonds, I use whole unblanched almonds that I roast slightly, before adding them to the recipe to draw out their flavor. The biscotti still slices easily. My kids love them with a hot chocolate and so do I! Thanks Kim D.
  3. Bicotti's came out a bit to brittle, and not full of flavor. I think I will probably decrease the amount of flour or something next time these are made. Not sure what to do about the flavoring... in the meantime, I've dipped them in chocolate :)
  4. I followed the recipe as is with no modification. I found that it lacked taste and it was flaky / brittle. Biscotti needs to be hard with lots of intense flavor. I wonder what needs to be done to fix this recipe. It was easy to make though.
  5. I made these tonight following recipe exactly. I was disappointed that mine did not raise. I perfer the larger slices.They have a nice flavor but not as flavorful as my other almond biscotti recipes. I baked them, sliced them and laid them cut side to bake an additional 6 minutes on each side.


  1. This does smell wonderful when baking and makes the baker feel wonderful too. I am so glad you posted this because before leaving Florida, I got to finish using up the ingredients in my kitchen and when I was just thinking, what to make, I came across this recipe. I just finished making this an hour ago and it is really nice. I did have to do 2 substitutions, though. I used green Creme de menthe instead of the Amaretto liqueur since I had the former on hand. Also, I ran out of vanilla essence, so I used pure pineapple extract. These cookies are just so nice that I have packed a whole batch to give a Chef actually as a gift of kindness and love for the wonderful food he has cooked for us {and in general for one and all} in his restaurant{The chef is Mr. Subash S. Satpal and the restaurant is SHAMIANA INDIAN CUISINE on International Drive, Orlando - Florida}. Once again, thank you for posting this recipe. I am so glad I tried it!!! UPDATE: I served this drizzled with Nescafe Ice Java Iced Coffee Syrup. Soooooo yummy and sooo coffee-ey and very enjoyable to munch on while watching the TV about Hurricane Charley!


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