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Traditional Italian Biscotti (Cantucci Toscani)

4.80 from 5 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings 18
Calories 190 kcal


  • 1 cup unpeeled almonds
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs, plus 1 for brushing
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 orange zest
  • 1 pinch salt


  • Preheat oven at 370 F.
  • Roughly chop half of the almonds.
  • In a large bowl, combine sugar, honey, and eggs. Whisk for a couple of minutes until the compound turns lighter in color.
  • Add flour, baking powder, orange zest and salt. Mix everything together until well combined.
  • When you achieve a crumbly texture, add the almonds, both chopped and whole.
  • Shape the dough into three long logs (about 1 1/2 inches high) and place them on your baking sheet, lined with parchment paper. Remember to leave enough space between the logs to allow for rising.
  • Evenly brush the log’s surface with egg.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, until golden brown.
  • Take the logs out of the oven and lower the temperature at 330 F.
  • Cut the logs diagonally into 1/2-inch slices using a serrated knife.
  • Put the slices back onto the baking tray, cut sides down. Cook for another 8 to 10 minutes.


Calories: 190kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 5gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 37mgPotassium: 91mgFiber: 2gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 42IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 43mgIron: 1mg
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