Randy Mayor
14 servings (serving size: 1 biscotto)

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 325°.

Step 2

Beat the first 5 ingredients at medium speed of a mixer until well-blended. Beat in egg whites. Lightly spoon the flour into dry measuring cups, and level with a knife. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt; gradually add flour mixture to sugar mixture, beating until blended. Stir in almonds.

Step 3

Turn biscotti dough out onto a baking sheet coated with cooking spray; with lightly floured hands, shape the dough into a 10-inch-long roll; flatten the roll to a 1-inch thickness. Bake the roll at 325° for 30 minutes. Remove the roll from the baking sheet, and cool for 10 minutes on a wire rack.

Step 4

Cut roll diagonally into 14 (1/2-inch) slices using a serrated knife. Place the slices, upright, on baking sheet. Bake the slices at 325° for 15 minutes (the cookies will be slightly soft in center but will harden as they cool).

Step 5

Remove from baking sheet; cool completely on wire rack.

Step 6

Note: Store in an airtight container. To freeze up to 6 months, place biscotti in an airtight container.

Ratings & Reviews

LouLouBrownie's Review

July 25, 2012
Mmmmmm delicious! I even messed up by adding the egg whites too soon, but a lot of Kitchen Aid magic seemed to help. I used all of the orange rind for another recipe after I had decided to make these, so I used lemon instead. They're veeeeery yummy and addictive. Definitely worth the time it takes to wait for them to be ready.

Nickfoos's Review

June 18, 2010
Really fantastic and super easy. Fresh lavender is a must, though

ViennaVAfoodie's Review

March 01, 2009
These are pretty good. I didn't have fresh lavender leaves so I used 1 tbsp of dried leaves (I got them from World Market). The lavender flavor overpowered the orange flavor for me but I would probably make these again. I'm not a huge biscotti fan but I wanted to make something sweet that would last a while without a lot of calories. I also made the white chocolate lemon biscotti on the same day and I think those are definitely better. I have also made the CL almond biscotti as a gift and they loved it. I used my kitchenaid mixer and a dark baking sheet, so i reduced the temp by 25 degrees to make sure they didn't brown.