Low-fat Almond Cinnamon Biscotti

There's no butter or oil in these crisp cookies, which are perfect with the Fruit in Spiced Wine, For the best texture, be sure to slice them thinly. To keep them crunchy, carry them to the picnic in an airtight container.

Author:Bon Appétit, 1996.06
Yield:36 servings


large eggs
1 cups sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3/4 tsp. almond extract
3 cups white unbleached flour
1/2 cups toasted almonds, chopped
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 °F (165 °C). Grease 18x12x1" baking sheet. Combine first 4 ingredients in bowl of heavy-duty electric mixer fitted with paddle attachment. Beat until well blended. Mix flour, almonds, cinnamon, baking soda and salt in medium bowl. Gradually add to egg mixture, beating until blended (dough will be soft).
  2. Turn dough out onto floured surface and gather together. Roll dough between palms and work surface into 16"-long log. Transfer to prepared sheet. Flatten log to 1-inch thickness. Bake until light brown and cracked on top, about 30 minutes. Transfer sheet to rack; cool log 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 325°F.
  3. Transfer warm log to work surface. Using serrated knife, cut log on sharp diagonal into 1/4- to 1/3-inch-thick slices. Arrange on baking sheets. Bake 10 minutes per side. Transfer to racks and cool (biscotti will harden while cooling). (Can be made ahead. Store airtight up to 1 week.


Nutrition Facts

36 servings per recipe

Serving size 1 serving

Amount per serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 27mg9%
Total Carbohydrate
Dietary Fiber
Total Sugars
Includes Added Sugars

The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrition in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.