Vanilla Almond Biscotti

Vanilla Almond Biscotti | York Avenue
Recently I realized it had been forever since the one and only time I made biscotti. I remembered them being pretty delicious (if only I could remember the recipe I used!), so I decided to give it another go with a recipe from Elephantine.
Vanilla Almond Biscotti | York Avenue

Vanilla Almond Biscotti | York Avenue
Above, you can see the dough raw, then after the first bake (BI-scotti=twice baked). After the first bake, you cut it into pieces (as seen below), lay them on their sides, and bake again until they’re nice and crunchy. 
Vanilla Almond Biscotti | York Avenue

Vanilla Almond Biscotti | York Avenue
These aren’t overly dessert-y, so feel free to increase the sugar if you’re looking for a sweeter treat. I was okay with them being a little less sweet, because that helped to assuage my guilt about eating them for breakfast.  
Vanilla Almond Biscotti
Recipe adapted slightly from Elephantine

1 1/8 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup maple sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
a pinch of salt
1 teaspoon orange zest
1/4 cup chopped almonds
2 room temperature eggs, beaten
1/2 tablespoon coconut oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350. Mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, orange zest, and almonds. In a separate bowl, mix together eggs, oil, and vanilla extract. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix well with a wooden spoon or clean hands. Dump the mixed dough onto a baking sheet and form into a rectangle, 3/4 of an inch thick. Bake for 20 minutes.

Remove from oven and let cool slightly. Cut into 1/2 inch pieces and rearrange, on their sides, on the baking sheet. Put back in oven and cook for another 15-20 minutes, turning cookies over about halfway through. When they’re done, they should be crunchy, crispy (like biscotti!). Make sure you take them out before they feel completely hard though, because they will continue cooking/hardening for a little while after you remove them from the oven.

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Photos by Jacqueline Clair for York Avenue

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  1. Alyssa wrote:

    These photos are gorgeous, Jackie! And I love biscottiโ€“it's one of my faves. I'll definitely be trying this out.

    p.s. Your e-mail went to my spam (sad!) but I found it last night. Will reply shortly ๐Ÿ™‚

    Published 10.16.13 · Reply
  2. Leanne wrote:

    Is it bad that I've never tried biscotti before? Is it crunchy? I want to try it after seeing these photos! Hehe.

    XO,
    Leanne
    http://fresh-season.com

    Published 10.16.13 · Reply
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  4. Rachel wrote:

    Yum! I love biscotti, but have yet to try to make it myself

    Published 10.16.13 · Reply
  5. Alecia Zasiebida wrote:

    oh i love this recipe. Thank you!

    xx Alecia likesof.us

    Published 10.16.13 · Reply
  6. Thank you so much Alyssa! I'm trying to work on my photography (I have a loooong way to go, lots to learn!) so that is a great compliment!

    Published 10.17.13 · Reply
  7. Hah, no, it's not bad! But if you are going to try, don't try those ones that are in plastic wrap at the deli or grocery store-so not yummy. Homemade ones are on a whole different level!

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  8. I was little hesitant to try (for some reason I thought it would go wrong somewhere along the way), but they turned out to be surprisingly easy to make!

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  9. Thanks Alecia!

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  10. These look good… how long do they keep? Did you store them in the fridge?

    Heather
    http://www.disposableincomegirl.com

    Published 10.17.13 · Reply
  11. I don't think they need to be refrigerated. I stored them in a Tupperware container on the counter. As for how long they would last, I imagine a week or two-sadly I can't really say, because I ate them all up before they could even think about going bad! Embarrassing but true ๐Ÿ™‚

    Published 10.17.13 · Reply
  12. schuelove wrote:

    Oh yum!!! These look so good! I've never made biscotti before but you are definitely persuaiding me to try! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Published 10.17.13 · Reply
  13. Majda Mehanovic wrote:

    This looks SO good! I can't get over how much I'm loving all these food posts a lot of bloggers have been doing lately! I don't think I can put off channeling my inner baker too much longer! I can't believe I haven't found your blog sooner! I just followed and I love it!

    Majda | http://www.classystateofmind.blogspot.com

    Published 10.18.13 · Reply
  14. Thank you so much Madjda! I really appreciate it, happy to have you as a new reader ๐Ÿ™‚

    Published 10.18.13 · Reply
  15. You totally should! They were better than I thought they'd be, and easier!

    Published 10.18.13 · Reply

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