Apricot Almond Biscotti

Apricot Almond Biscotti

A perfect accompaniment to after dinner coffee - a crunchy and sweet Italian treat!

30 min. prep time
3 dozen cookies
848 Ratings


2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened
3/4 teaspoon almond extract
2 eggs
1 cup dried apricots, chopped
3/4 cup chopped slivered almonds, toasted
Powdered sugar


Heat oven to 350°F. Stir together flour, baking powder and salt in small bowl. Set aside.

Combine sugar, butter and almond extract in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Continue beating, adding eggs one at a time, until creamy. Stir in apricots and almonds by hand. Gently stir in flour mixture just until dough forms.

Divide dough in half. Shape each half of dough on lightly floured surface into 12x1 1/2-inch log. Place logs about 4 inches apart on lightly greased large cookie sheet. Flatten each log to 2-inch width. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until logs begin to crack and edges begin to brown. Let stand 10 minutes on cookie sheet.

Reduce oven to 300°F. Carefully cut logs diagonally into 1/2-inch slices with serrated knife. Place slices on same cookie sheet, cut-side down. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, turning once, or until crisp and very light brown on both sides. Place on cooling racks. Cool completely.

Sprinkle cooled cookies with sifted powdered sugar. Store in loosely covered jar.

TIP:To toast almonds, spread evenly in shallow baking pan. Bake at 350°F for 4 to 8 minutes, stirring once, or until lightly browned. Cool completely

TIP: Use the Mediterranean variety of dried apricots for best results. You'll find them in the baking section of large supermarkets.

TIP: To cut apricots easily, use kitchen shears.

TIP: To prevent breakage while slicing, lightly hold each side of log to support edges.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 100

Fat: 4g

Cholesterol: 20mg

Sodium: 60mg

Carbohydrates: 14g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 2g

Recipe #11223©2001Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

We are having difficulty finding biscottis in our local supermarkets. We made this recipe today and it turned excellent. Very delicious. No need to look at the local groceries any longer. Appreciate the nutrition facts; however Sugar was missing.
The amount of flour the recipe calls for is kind of iffy--I had to actually add flour (a good bit) to get the consistency in the dough that I needed it to have to shape it. Be prepared to add flour as needed depending on the humidity where you live.
I made this recipe for the first time today. I found the batter very messy and sticky and difficult to shape into the loaves for the first baking. They are in the oven right now. I plan to make an amaretto glaze.
I made this for my mom for her birthday. My mom said it is the best she's ever had. Next time I will bake one tray of the cut biscotti at a time because the apricot bits that were closet to the heating element burnt a little. The other tray that was in the middle of the over was perfect. This is the fourth biscotti recipe I have used from land o lakes and we love them ALL!!
They are very good,but I marinated the apricots in apricot liquor for a week.
My family loves this biscotti. We have made it many, many times--our very favorite!
I made these biscotti and they were alright. I followed the directions exactly. Visually appealing but tasted average. I made an amaretto icing to drizzle on top. This recipe is nothing special
This is a delicious biscotti recipe. I have made it three times. It is easiest to cut the apricots apart with kitchen shears rather than chopping or cutting with a knife. My family always enjoys this biscotti.

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