Vanilla Biscotti

Preparation info
  • Makes

    2 dozen

    4½-by-1½-inch cookies
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Pure Vanilla: Irresistible Recipes and Essential Techniques

By Shauna Sever

Published 2012

  • About

As a coffee lover, I’m a big fan of crunchy cookies that can withstand a good dunking. Biscotti means “twice baked”—the first bake makes the dough cakelike, and the second, at a lower heat, crisps the cookies, giving them an addictive crunch that’s perfect for a coffee break.


  • cups all-purpose flour, plus more for shaping dough
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼


  • Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a large bowl.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer