Almond-Ginger Biscotti

Prep Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 30 mins
3 dozen

This crisp and crunchy cookie is perfect for dipping into a cup of hot tea or coffee.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled, plus more for dusting

  • ¾ cup sugar, plus 1 teaspoon for dusting

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 2 tablespoons grated (about 2 lemons) lemon zest

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 ½ cups unblanched, whole almonds

  • ¼ cup chopped crystallized ginger

  • 3 large eggs

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, 3/4 cup sugar, baking powder, zest, and salt. Stir in almonds and ginger.

  2. In a small bowl, whisk together eggs and vanilla; stir into flour mixture. (Dough will appear very dry but will come together when kneaded.)

  3. Transfer dough to a lightly floured work surface; knead until smooth. Divide dough in half; shape into two logs, each about 1 inch high and 3 inches wide. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet; sprinkle with remaining sugar.

  4. Bake until logs are puffed and outside is firm (the tops may crack), about 30 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely, about 2 hours.

  5. Using a serrated knife, thinly slice the logs crosswise, 1/4 inch thick. Lay slices on two parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake until crisp and lightly golden, rotating pans and turning biscotti over halfway through, 20 minutes total. Cool completely before serving or storing.

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