Chef John's Almond Biscotti

Chef John's Almond Biscotti
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine salt
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 cup whole roasted almonds
  • 1/2 cup chopped roasted almonds


  1. Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt together in a mixing bowl.
  2. Place butter, 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar, olive oil in a separate mixing bowl. Mix together thoroughly until mixture has a creamy texture. Add 1 egg; mix into butter/sugar mixture. Whisk in 2nd egg, vanilla extract, and almond extract; whisk until smooth. Add flour mixture. Mix until flour is incorporated. Add whole almonds and chopped almonds; mix in evenly. Cover bowl with plastic wrap; refrigerate 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a rimmed baking sheet with a silicone mat.
  4. Divide dough in half. Place each half on a length of plastic wrap and shape into a log. Wrap with the plastic wrap and press into a shape about 3 or 4 inches wide and about 1/2 inch high. Transfer both pieces to prepared baking sheet leaving about 3 or 4 inches of space between them to allow for spreading.
  5. Bake in center of preheated oven until turning golden and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Let cool 15 minutes before slicing.
  6. Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  7. Cut each piece at a slight angle into 1/2- to 1 -inch thick slices with a serrated knife. Transfer pieces back to baking sheet in a single layer. Bake 12 minutes; remove from oven and flip pieces over. Return pan to oven and bake until biscotti are golden brown and crunchy, about 20 minutes.
  8. Transfer biscotti to a cooling rack; let cool to room temperature.

05/22/2018
Chef John's Almond Biscotti, recipe PT15M PT1H 5 455 calories

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