Orange & Almond Biscotti

Orange & Almond Biscotti

Biscotti are a classic Italian treat. Our version adds tangy Limoneira® orange and crunchy almonds for the perfect break with coffee, tea or other favorite beverage. Come holiday time, they also make a wonderfully thoughtful gift.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Italian


  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Limoneira® orange zest & juice
  • 2/3 cup golden sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Cointreau
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda


  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  • Spread the almonds in a single layer on a baking sheet, and toast in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes. About halfway through, use a spatula to turn them over. They should be crispy and golden brown when done.
  • Set the almonds aside to cool. Once they’ve cooled to room temperature, chop them into small chunks.
  • Measure the sugar and olive oil into a bowl, and beat.
  • Add the eggs, and continue to beat.
  • Next, add the orange zest and juice, Cointreau, and eggs. Beat until the wet ingredients are well blended.
  • In a separate bowl, measure the flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Stir with a fork to blend well.
  • Add the flour mixture to the wet, stirring until just blended. Do not over mix.
  • Add the almond chunks last, working them into the dough.
  • The dough should be thick. Take it from the bowl and knead it on a floured surface.
  • Cut the dough in half, and shape into long rolls about 10-inches long and 2-inches in diameter.
  • Bake the rolls on a cookie sheet for about 25 to 30 minutes. A toothpick inserted into the center should come out clean.
  • Cool the rolls on a baking sheet for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Once cooled, cut into slices about 1/2-inch thick. Place the slices back on the baking sheet with the cut side down.
  • Bake in the oven for another 15 minutes, turning each carefully about halfway through.
  • The biscotti should be crisp, and light brown.
  • Remove from the baking sheet and allow to cool before eating.
Keyword Oranges
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