Photo: Jan Smith
40 biscotti (serving size: 1 biscotto)

You can make these cookies up to a week ahead and store them at room temperature in an airtight container. When buying dried cherries, look for those without added sugar. Serve with coffee or tea.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

Lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flours, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl; stir with a whisk. Combine rind, butter, juice, almond extract, and eggs in a bowl; stir with a whisk. Add egg mixture to flour mixture; stir until a soft dough forms. Stir in cherries and almonds. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; knead lightly 8 times. Divide dough in half. Shape each portion into an 11-inch-long roll. Place rolls 4 inches apart on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray or lined with parchment paper.

Step 3

Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until golden. Remove the rolls from pan, and cool for 10 minutes on a wire rack. Cut each roll diagonally into 20 (1/2-inch) slices. Carefully stand slices upright on baking sheet.

Step 4

Reduce oven temperature to 325°.

Step 5

Bake biscotti for 20 minutes or until almost firm (biscotti will be slightly soft in center but will continue to harden as they cool). Remove from baking sheet; cool completely on a wire rack.

Ratings & Reviews

EllenDeller's Review

January 18, 2014
A very tasty cookie. I used just a few dried cherries because of their cost and low-sugar cranberries for the rest of the dried fruit. Also used Hodgson Mill 1/2 unbleached/ 1/2 whole wheat flour instead of the two types indicated. Added just a bit more OJ since the dough seemed a little dry. Very nice pronounced orange flavor--we liked these a lot and they're super easy. I made exactly 1/2 the recipe for our small family.

Pwd4me's Review

December 24, 2012
Easy to make, enough sugar for very good flavor. I like that whole wheat flour is included in the recipe. I made it according to the recipe; no modifications. I will make it again.

Ruralcook's Review

January 22, 2012
Very tasty and quick. Took it to Tea and everyone thought I had purchased it. Nice looking end product.

kelscooks's Review

January 29, 2010
Easy recipe. Nice flavor. I made a few substitutions because I did not have all the ingredients, and they still turned out very nicely. Will definitely make again.

MelissaC23's Review

September 16, 2009
Great recipe! I did not change anything in this recipe. I used fresh orange peel and the juice from that orange. I know I'll make this again. It would make a nice gift for someone at Christmas (put in a nice tin).