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Coconut-Almond Biscotti

Photo: Linda Pugliese; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl

Hands-on time 45 mins
Total time 2 hrs, 20 mins
Yield

Makes 16 servings

Enjoy delicious Coconut-Almond Biscotti with your favorite Cup of Joe, and you're practically sitting in a quaint Italian café. 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups unsweetened coconut flakes, lightly toasted, divided
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • 4 teaspoons coconut milk
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Combine sugar and 1 cup coconut in the bowl of a food processor; process until finely ground. Combine coconut mixture, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Whisk eggs in a small bowl. Remove 1 tablespoon egg and combine with 1 tablespoon water in a small bowl; set aside. Add butter, remaining eggs, and vanilla to flour mixture; mix at low speed until almost combined. Add almonds and 1/2 cup coconut flakes; mix until just combined.

  3. Divide dough into 2 (8- x 4-inch) loaves on prepared baking sheet. Brush loaves with egg-water mixture. Bake 35 minutes or until lightly browned. Let stand 15 minutes.

  4. Decrease oven temperature to 325°. Cut each loaf crosswise into 16 (1/2-inch) slices. Arrange slices, cut sides down, on baking sheet. Bake 25 more minutes or until lightly browned. Let cool completely.

  5. Whisk together coconut milk and powdered sugar in a medium bowl until smooth. Spread mixture over 1/3 of each biscotti; sprinkle biscotti evenly with remaining 1 cup coconut flakes.