Biscotti is my favorite cookie to make around the holidays. The recipe is so easy, and the lightly-sweet cookies are perfect for gifting to neighbors and friends.
The one challenge to biscotti is working with the dough because it is very sticky … but here’s the simple solution: Just wet your hands with water before handling it. The other thing to know about biscotti is that you bake it twice — first as two long (approx. 5 inches x 8 inches) rectangles, and then a second time after slicing into the individual pieces. The second baking is what gives biscotti is trademark crunch.
Don’t worry, though, this biscotti won’t break a tooth! I remember trying biscotti for the first time when I was in fourth or fifth grade at a Christmas party with my parents. My best friend and I took a bite (or tried anyway) and then ran off to find a trash. We couldn’t believe a cookie could be so hard 😉
These biscotti are filled with vanilla and almond flavors, and have a tender bite. For serving, try dipping them in a cold glass of milk or eggnog, or hot cup of jo!