Recipe by Faigy Grossmann

Basic Biscotti

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Easy Easy
15 Servings
50 Minutes

Authentic biscotti are a traditional Italian pastry. They’re baked twice to yield a dry and crispy cookie, and they’re the perfect treat to dunk in a cup of coffee or tea. Since biscotti are made with less butter and sugar than most cookies, they’re considered a healthy cookie. Mandel-bread is the Jewish take on biscotti — with a little added oil.


Main ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons cold butter or margarine, cut in pieces

  • 3/4 cup sugar

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons Gefen Vanilla Extract


Prepare the Biscotti


Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius) and line a baking sheet with Gefen Parchment Paper.


Using a stand mixer, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix in flour, baking powder, and salt until combined.


Divide dough in half. With slightly wet hands, form into two logs approximately one and a half inches (four centimeters) wide and eight inches (20 centimeters) long. Place on prepared baking sheet.


Bake for 20 minutes. Allow cookies to cool for at least 20 minutes, then cut into slices on the diagonal, approximately 1/4 inch (1/2 centimeter) wide. Lay cookies on their sides and bake again for 10 minutes.


– Before the second baking, you can sprinkle the biscotti with some turbinado sugar or cinnamon sugar for some added sweetness and crunch. Alternatively, dip the cookies in chocolate when cool.

– Biscotti improve in flavor after a day or two, so they’re the perfect dessert to prepare ahead. Keep in an airtight container for up to two weeks.

– Biscotti freeze beautifully as well.

Prepare the Biscotti

Yields approximately 30 cookies


Photography by Saraizel Senderovits

Basic Biscotti

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nechama babayoff
nechama babayoff
3 years ago

I swapped apple sauce for sugar and it came out delicious!!!