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How To Make Biscotti

This recipe for Biscotti is insanely delicious. Simple to make, these Italian butter cookies are twice-baked to perfection.

I seriously just love biscotti! I still remember the day my friend Jamie gave me biscotti after I had Cannon {baby #5}. It was the most insanely delicious biscotti I had ever tasted.

I needed the recipe, and well, she gave it to me. Best. Gift. Ever! This holiday season, bundle it with your favorite coffee or teas, and give the gift that keeps on giving.

biscotti dipped in chocolate and topped with almonds

Having made this biscotti recipe hundreds of times, I can now literally make it with my eyes closed. And really friends, it’s that easy.

I would even go as far as to say this biscotti is famous. For about 5 years before my blogging days, I sold Christmas or Holiday baskets to businesses to give to their clients. The first year I had an order of 60 that included my Best Ever Coffee Cake recipe, a bundle of this biscotti and White Chocolate Cinnamon Kettle Corn.

The following year, I had an order of 80, and year after year, it grew and grew. It got to the point I couldn’t keep up and just had to quit. I did offer my clients the recipes, but I think they went with poinsettias instead… lol.

biscotti recipe with chocolate

What to give during the holidays?

Now, instead of giving cookie plates, we love to give our family and friends coffee cake and/or biscotti. People rave about this recipe, especially my kids’ teachers. But this year, I am changing it up a bit. Every week, the kids take their teachers a little coffee from a coffee shop. They love treating their teachers, and well, the teachers love feeling appreciated. Inspired by this act, I decided this year that we would pair this biscotti with Safeway’s exclusive NEW Signature RESERVE™ tea and coffee products. If you haven’t tried the Signature RESERVE line at Safeway stores, you need to. The ice cream is drool-worthy, and well, you can read all about that here.

The Signature RESERVE™ line is all about top of the line quality craftsmanship which is chosen after a rigorous selection process by culinary professionals and merchants at the top of each craft. Signature RESERVE™ features globally sourced ingredients and unique flavors. Here is a list of the coffee and teas you can select from – a few of which will be featured in our gift baskets:

• Signature RESERVE™ Tea Loose Leaf Ginger Peach™
• Signature RESERVE™ Tea Loose Leaf Green Hibiscus Berry™
• Signature RESERVE™ Tea Loose Leaf Spearmint Lavender™
• Signature RESERVE™ Tea Loose Leaf Cran Blood Orange™
• Signature RESERVE™ Coffee Antioquia Finca Orizaba™
• Signature RESERVE™ Coffee La Pradera™
• Signature RESERVE™ Coffee Ratu Batak™
• Signature RESERVE™ Coffee Sake Quto™
• Signature RESERVE™ Coffee Don Chico Lansas™

What goes well with biscotti?

Now friends, what pairs perfectly with biscotti, coffee and tea? Chocolate of course.

Signature RESERVE has truffles as well that are indulgent, and they literally make my mouth water just thinking of them. I would pick up a few of these to throw in the baskets while you are at it. Add in a coffee mug or two, and you have a complete package – the perfect gift for anyone you want to share a little love with this holiday season.

I just can’t get over how gorgeous this all comes together. I love the packaging on the Signature RESERVE line. Black labels with rich colors from gold to deep reds and blues. It stands out and makes a statement with a bold, sleek and premium look.

Pairing these coffees, teas and truffles with this recipe for homemade biscotti, the holidays don’t get much better than that. If you are making more than 4 bundles, which with having 5 kids, I’ll be making at least 15, you can easily double the recipe. I do this almost all of the time anyway because this biscotti recipe freezes well.

What is biscotti?

Biscotti are Italian almond biscuits that originated in the Italian city of Prato. Traditionally, they are baked twice and in an oblong-shape, resulting in a dry, crunchy cookie that is usually dipped in a drink like coffee or tea.

Biscotti is classified as a cookie, and even though I am typically not a fan of crisp, crunchy cookies, these are amazing. So, I guess maybe I do love crunchy cookies because I just love biscotti.

biscotti with dark chocolate and almond slivers

How to make biscotti?

Don’t fret; it is so much easier than it looks. Trust me, friends – if you can shape a meatloaf, you can make biscotti.

Biscotti can really even be customized to your taste. Utilizing different extras, toppings and add-ins, you can make each batch a little bit different from the others. In our family, we love to add lemon, lime or orange zest, even though almond extract is our favorite. And don’t forget about dipping these babies in chocolate. It will make your heart swoon.

This recipe follows the traditional recipe of twice-baked biscotti, but it isn’t hard and really takes just as much time as it does a batch of cookies.

To start this recipe, you’ll want to preheat oven to 350 degrees.

how to make biscotti

Then sift or stir together the flour, salt and baking powder 3 times.

In a standing mixer or with an electric hand mixer, beat together sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Then add in the eggs one at a time. Last, stir in the flavoring – in this case almond or vanilla, and beat again.

Combine the flour mixture with the sugar mixture and divide the dough in half. Roll each half into a log shaped like meatloaf & press down slightly – you should have to rolls.

TIP: If the mixture is too soft, refrigerate for 30 minutes or add more flour.

how to make biscotti with butter

Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes and allow to cool. Slice logs on the diagonal, lay flat on the cookie sheet and bake at 250 for an additional 15-20 minutes or until they are lightly browned. This holiday season, give gifts that make a statement and portray how much you love and appreciate those around you.

Nothing says comfort like chocolate and a hot drink, and making a batch of this biscotti and pouring yourself or someone you love a hot cup of tea is an act of kindness.

Signature RESERVE products like their coffee, tea or chocolate are available exclusively at Safeway stores and online. While I buy my Signature RESERVE products at my local Safeway, you can also find them exclusively at all Albertsons Company family of stores, including Albertsons, ACME Markets, Jewel-Osco, Vons, Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Shaw’s, Star Market and Carrs/Safeway. Visit to find a store near you or check out the delivery and pick-up options in your area. Don’t forget to use the Safeway delivery app to make this entire experience convenient.

Spread holiday cheer this season with biscotti, the Italian cookie that everyone needs this season. Check out some of my other biscotti recipes to add to your gift basket collection this holiday season Almond Citrus Biscotti, Red Velvet Biscotti and Italian Almond Biscotti.


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italian biscotti recipe

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Prep Time
20 mins

Cook Time
40 mins

Total Time
1 hr

This recipe for Biscotti is insanely delicious. Simple to make these Italian butter cookies are twice-baked to perfection.

Servings: 24
Calories: 105 kcal
Author: Sandra

  • 2 1/2
  • 2
    baking powder
  • 1/4
  • 1/4
    softened to room tempature
  • 1
  • 3
  • 2
    almond extract
    vanilla extract would work nicely as well

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Stir together flour, salt, and baking powder 3 times.

  3. Beat sugar, butter, until light. Add eggs one at a time and add flavoring. Beat again.

  4. Combine mixtures and add nuts. Roll into 2 logs. Press down slightly. If mixture is too soft, refrigerate for 30 minutes or add more flour.

  5. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Cool. Slice logs on the diagonal, lay flat on the cookie sheet and bake again at 250 for 15-20 minutes until lightly browned.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving

Calories 105
Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g
Saturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 25mg
Sodium 49mg
Potassium 55mg
Total Carbohydrates 18g
Sugars 8g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Make your holiday gift basket special with ultra-premium Signature RESERVE products – available in my area exclusively at Safeway stores and online. I buy my Signature RESERVE products at my local Safeway and you can also find them exclusively at all the Albertsons Companies family of stores, including Albertsons, ACME Markets, Jewel-Osco, Vons, Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Shaw’s, Star Market, and Carrs/Safeway. Visit to find a store near you.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Safeway . The opinions and text are all mine.




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