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Recipe Summary

Servings:
36
Yield:
3 dozen
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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Toast the almonds until golden brown.

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  • Let almonds cool, then chop into 1/4 inch pieces.

  • Set oven temperature to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

  • Cream the butter and sugar until smooth and creamy. Beat in the eggs until smooth. Zest the orange, add to mixture and stir well. Add the orange-flavored liqueur and cinnamon. Mix in the flour, baking powder and salt. Beat until just mixed. Stir in the chopped almonds. Divide the dough in half on a lightly floured board and form into long rolls, about 2 inches in diameter and 10 inches long.

  • Set the rolls on a cookie sheet and bake for about 25 minutes, or until they are brown on top.

  • Let the rolls cool for 5 minutes, then slice diagonally 1/2 inch thick.

  • Lay slices back flat on cookie sheet and cook for another 10 minutes. Flip biscotti over and cook for another 10 minutes. Let cool on wire racks. If you keep these in an airtight container, they will keep for months.

Nutrition Facts

94 calories; protein 1.9g 4% DV; carbohydrates 11.8g 4% DV; fat 4.4g 7% DV; cholesterol 17.1mg 6% DV; sodium 58.8mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2010
Someone asked about cracking - here's the secret for all biscotti. When you take them out of the oven the first time, cover with a damp towel while they cool. They'll slice perfeclty without crumbling. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/11/2007
This biscotti was just ok. I didn't find the flavor was all that great and the texture wasn't the greatest either. But they weren't a complete flop - I've just made better ones before so this was a disappointment. Read More
(6)
23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2010
Someone asked about cracking - here's the secret for all biscotti. When you take them out of the oven the first time, cover with a damp towel while they cool. They'll slice perfeclty without crumbling. Read More
(84)
Rating: 4 stars
01/30/2006
This was very easy to make. I used fresh orange juice in place of the liqueur and they were wonderful. I would cut back on the almonds a bit for my own personal taste next time. Read More
(34)
Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2006
I make this recipe all the time it is so easy and tastes so good. I leave out the almonds though and use 2 teaspoons orange oil instead of the zest and liqueor. Then because of the oil I cook 10 minutes longer. And of course because I love chocolate I dip these halfway in melted chocolate and cool on set on wax paper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2006
These are crispy and delicious. We love the orange flavor so if I have orange oil available I'll use 2-3t of the oil in place of the orange.In place of chopped toasted almonds try toasted sliced almonds.I think it gives more of a nutty flavor than the small bits. Read More
(25)
Rating: 4 stars
06/25/2008
These are very good. I used orange juice in place of the liqueur and added a tsp of orange extract. I doubled the recipe. I reserved some of the almonds to sprinkle on the top of the loaves before baking. Next time I will cut back on the cinnamon to about half - personal preference. I formed the dough on the cookie sheet which was covered by foil - much easier to handle. Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2008
I made these and they were so good! I love these!! I made the recipe exactly and once they cooled I dipped them in white chocolate.. I will be making these again Thanks!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2010
My mom cannot eat sugar so I made some major changes to the original recipe plus I thought I'd add somethings of my own to it. Here's what I changed: 3/4 cups white sugar became: 3/4 cups splenda 1 orange zested became: 1 orange zested and juiced 2 tbs orange liquor became: 2 tbs dark rum I mixed everything the same creamed the butter with the splenda and mixed the orange juice zest and rum in with the splenda butter and cinnamon. Otherwise I followed the directions exactly. I am quite pleased with the result and my parents liked it a lot too. I thought this was a great recipe and I enjoyed playing around making it thanks for sharing:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/04/2011
I made these biscotti last night and they were pretty good.....i melted the butter instead of creaming it with the sugar....i used one tbl of zest and 2 tbl of the juice from the orange....didnt use nuts as allergy....next time i would use more zest and more juice.... Read More
(7)
Rating: 3 stars
05/11/2007
This biscotti was just ok. I didn't find the flavor was all that great and the texture wasn't the greatest either. But they weren't a complete flop - I've just made better ones before so this was a disappointment. Read More
(6)
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