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Homemade Italian Vanilla Biscotti

April 12, 2017

Homemade Italian Vanilla Biscotti

I’m not a huge breakfast-eater, but I can always go for a light biscotti with my morning coffee. This was an easy recipe and great Spring treat! I will definitely be bringing some of these to Easter brunch!

Total bake time was around 45 minutes. Total time to prep and bake about 60 minutes.


1 Stick of Salted Butter (8 Tbsp.)

2/3 Cup Granulated Sugar

1/2 Tsp. Salt

3 Tsp. Vanilla Extract

1 1/2 Tsp. Baking Powder

2 Large Eggs

2 Cups Flour (and some extra to prevent sticking)

Topping (Optional) White Chocolate


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl – mix the eggs, sugar, salt and butter. Mix in the baking powder.
  3. At low speed on the mixer, slowly add the flour and continue stirring until dough becomes sticky.
  4. Add small amounts of flour to the dough until it stops sticky to the bowl and becomes well formed.
  5. Move dough to the baking sheet and form it into a log that has symmetrical thickness throughout so that it bakes equally.
  6. Bake the dough for 25 minutes.
  7. Remove dough from oven and cut crosswise with a serrated knife into slices. Try to cut pieces equally and evenly. Keep the pieces together in their “log” shape to continue baking.
  8. Place back in the oven for 15-20 minutes. Biscottis will be done when they start to turn a light golden brown. They will feel dry. If they are a tiny bit moist in the center, that is okay… they will dry as they cool.
  9. Remove the biscottis from the oven and allow them to cool on a drying rack for about 30 minutes.
  10. Chocolate Topping: Melt the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. Place the bowl in the microwave for 30 seconds intervals, stirring each time until the chocolate is completely melted. Pour the melted chocolate into a shallow dish so you can dip the biscottis.
  11. Leave biscottis to dry on the cooling rack for an additional 20 minutes.

Note: I like to wrap each biscotti individually with saran wrap. Place biscottis in a cool place to prevent chocolate from melting. 

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