Homemade Almond Biscotti (Italian Cantucci)

Classic Italian almond biscotti (cantucci) is a perfect treat to enjoy with your morning coffee or as a traditional dessert with a small glass of sweet Vin Santo dessert wine!

Simple ingredients

Easy to make

They make great gifts

A perfect snack that the whole family will love

– 1 ¼ cups (150g) Tipo “00” flour (or all purpose flour) – ½ cup (100g) white sugar – ½ teaspoon baking powder – ½ teaspoon kosher salt – 1 large egg – 2 teaspoons honey – ½ teaspoon vanilla extract – 2 teaspoons orange zest – 3 tablespoon (45g) unsalted butter, very soft or melted and cooled – ¾ cup (110g) roasted almonds (unblanched)

You can make smaller “logs” to yield smaller, nearly bite-sized cantucci - called cantuccini toscani. The first cook time will be shorter by about 5 minutes. They are great as little gifts, especially around the holidays.