Orange Poppy Seed Biscotti

"I found this on and began making a few changes to suit my own tastes and preferences. The original was for lemon biscotti and can easily be switched back. One point per cookie."
photo by Boomette photo by Boomette
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photo by LUv 2 BaKE photo by LUv 2 BaKE
photo by LUv 2 BaKE photo by LUv 2 BaKE
photo by LUv 2 BaKE photo by LUv 2 BaKE
Ready In:
36 cookies




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Combine the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, ground almonds, poppy seeds, baking powder and baking soda) together in a bowl.
  • Combine the zest, egg, egg whites and extract in a second bowl. Add the dry mixture and mix well. Form the dough into 2 logs each 8-9 inches long.
  • Place logs onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 30 minutes. Let cool slightly and cut diagonally into 1/2 inch slices. Put cut slices soft sides down back on the cookie sheets and bake slices another 8 to 10 minutes until dry.
  • Cool completely and store in an airtight container.

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  1. Boomette
    I used all purpose flour. I reduced the sugar to 1/2 cup. I used 2 eggs and added fresh orange juice. The dought was hard to mix so I added a bit more orange juice and half a lemon juice. The taste is good but I don't taste the ground almond. Thanks Toni. Made for HOliday tag.
  2. CrazyBoutCooking
    I enjoyed these with a cup of tea. I'm not a fan of orange so I used lemon instead. I usually make biscotti to accompany coffee, so I like that this one goes great with tea.
  3. djafishfria
    Good flavor, soft yet still crunchy. Used the advice to add salt. I also cut the recipe in half.
  4. Ashley C.
    Mmm! These are very good! I used a variation of another reviewer's suggestions and added 1/8 tsp salt, 2 tbsp vegetable oil, 2 tbsp orange juice, and soaked the seeds in the extract. It turned out wonderful!
  5. smellicious
    I have made plenty of biscotti in my life. These are pretty tasty. I used 2 whole eggs, added a few tablespoons of vegetable oil, a little salt, a few tablespoons of orange juice and soaked the poppy seeds in the extract while I mixed the dry ingredients. The texture was like play-doh. I baked them for only 20 minutes to start and they were a breeze to cut (with a gentle sawing motion). I'll subtract some sugar next time and maybe make a drizzling glaze with confectioners sugar for decoration. Thanks for this recipe


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