Five-Spice Biscotti

Recipe by Sydney Mike
READY IN: 1hr 10mins




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F & grease two baking sheets.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, sugar & spices, then add melted butter & stir well.
  • In another bowl, mix together 3 1/3 cups of flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt & almonds.
  • Add half of this flour mixture to egg mixture, stirring well with a wooden spoon.
  • Add 2nd half of flour mixture & stir until a smooth dough forms, adding a tablespoon or two of flour if the dough seems too tacky. With floured hands, you should be able to form a small piece of dough into a ball.
  • Form half of the dough into a large log & place it on one of the greased baking sheets, then flatten the log until it is 5-6 inches wide & 10 inches long. Do the same with the 2nd half of the dough, using the second baking sheet.
  • Bake the logs for 35 minutes, until logs are firm but give slightly when pressed with a finger.
  • Remove baking sheets from the oven & reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees F.
  • While logs are still warm, use a large spatula to carefully transfer them to a cutting board, & cut them crosswise on a slight diagonal, into 1/2-inch-thick slices.
  • Lay the cookies on their sides on the baking sheets & bake them 15 minutes more.
  • Remove from the oven & let cookies cool on a wire rack.
  • Store in an airtight container, up to 2 weeks.