How to make biscotti: Katie's Italian grandma shares recipe
My 90-year-old grandma is an exceptional woman. On top of her overall awesomeness, she makes THE BEST biscotti. She was kind enough to share the recipe for her favorite version: Orange Almond Biscotti.
Grandma Sally is 100% Italian, she's first generation Italian-American. Biscotti are Italian cookies, so I suppose making these so perfectly runs in her blood :)
(Recipe and more info below!)
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Here's what you need to make about 3 dozen biscotti:
-2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
-1 tsp. baking powder
-1/4 tsp. salt
-4 Tbsp. unsalted butter
-1 cup sugar
-2 eggs
-1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
-1/4 tsp. almond extract
-3/4 cups chopped almonds
-2 Tbsp. orange zest
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt together. Set aside.
With an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar together until light and smooth, then add in the eggs one at a time. Then add in the vanilla and almond extracts.
Remove bowl from the electric mixer and then with a large wooden spoon, mix in the almond and orange zest. Add in the dry ingredients and fold them in until the dough is just combined.
Take the dough out of the bowl and halve it. Roll each into a log shape (about 13-by-2 inches long) and pat them down to smooth. Put them on a cookie sheet.
Bake (on the middle rack in the oven) for about 35 minutes, until the loaves are golden and just starting to crack on top.
Then remove from oven and let the loaves cool for 10 minutes. Lower the oven temperature to 325 degrees.
Cut each loaf diagonally into slices with a serrated knife then lay them cut side up back on the cookie sheet. Bake them for 7 minutes, then flip each biscotti slice, and bake for another 7 minutes.
The biscotti should be crispy and golden brown now! Let them cool completely and then ENJOY! :)
Biscotti are exceptionally good when eaten the same day they are baked, although they will keep for at least two weeks when stored in an airtight container. As my grandma says in the video--they're absolutely awesome to eat with you coffee in the morning :)

  • Alla Katasonov
    Alla Katasonov

    What a great video! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe! I love your grandma's attitude about cooking!

  • Maria's Creations
    Maria's Creations

    Thank you grandma sally! Hehe love biscotti

  • Helen Nadirsha
    Helen Nadirsha

    You guys are too cute 🤗🤗

  • Sherin Khan
    Sherin Khan

    What about the measurements?

  • B Sebastian
    B Sebastian

    Where do I see the actual amounts of each ingredient

    • Kimberly Parris
      Kimberly Parris

      B Sebastian the recipe should be below the video I had to change my settings to see it.

  • TheBrianna1431

    I don't have almond extract! Can I replace it with Frangelico?!

    • TheBrianna1431

      @qkatie I've tried it twice now and it was delicious! Next time I want to make them with almond extract so I can try what your grandmother originally intended lol Thank you so much for sharing your grandmother recipe. This is the best biscotti recipe I've ever had the pleasure of trying!

    • qkatie

      Oh that's a fun substitution. Yeah, I bet you could swap one out for the other! (Did you try it? How did it turn out?)

  • Salma Mansoor
    Salma Mansoor

    Asian biscotti

  • Phuong Thao Trinh
    Phuong Thao Trinh


  • Katie Holloman
    Katie Holloman

    That was adorable


    Miss my two beautiful ITALIAN grandmothers who were the best cooks ever! Your Nonna is still a beautiful woman...” If you’re beautiful at16 it’s nature’s doing, if you’re still beautiful after 60 that’s from the soul”

    • qkatie

      Aw you had two beautiful Italian grandmothers!! Sending love to you and their memory :)

  • Mel

    Katieeeee and nonnaaa!!! "Ellerine sağlık" we say in Turkish for those who have made food/recipes. thanks to you and your grannie I've been able to share these tasty biscottis with so many folks! Grazie Mille from Istanbul!!! ^○^

    • qkatie

      Super! Prego, and hug to Istanbul!

  • NORDICA Guttergirl
    NORDICA Guttergirl

    Thanks Grandma Sally!!!!!

    • qkatie

      She says "You're welcome!" :) :) :)

  • Clare Lee
    Clare Lee

    I just baked today and it’s so delicious !thanks Nona

    • qkatie

      So glad!! Thanks for letting me know it was a success. I'll tell grandma! :)

  • Brittany Williams
    Brittany Williams

    Gm. Sally looks like a while joy and I'm sure she led/is leading an amazingly fulfilled life

  • Carol Ives
    Carol Ives

    You are all so beautiful!!

  • C C
    C C

    So, whats the recipe???

  • dee angelo
    dee angelo

    Hi Katie I am Italian Australian from grandmother used to make this recipe and I could not find this recipe grateful to your beautiful grandmother Sally she is so cute and recipe is same as my grandmother used to make..originated from Abbruzzo region where did your nonna come from? they taste amazing just made recipe thankyou Gonna Sally

  • Andrei Toma
    Andrei Toma

    sunteti frumoase

  • Nyadoni Lul
    Nyadoni Lul

    Yummy 😋 I will give it a try

  • Nikki S
    Nikki S

    Deeelicious! Thank you!

  • Cusimi Looking
    Cusimi Looking

    I had to add 1/2 cup of flour ( also added 1/2 cups of dried oats) because the dough was just too liquidy. In the oven now.

  • Donnadean Dean
    Donnadean Dean

    I have made biscotti often, and will try your grandmother's recipe. Yummy... your grandmother is also cute ...

  • greekgirl2010able

    I’m not sure what I did wrong... but the 2 cups of flour yielded 2 dozen (I had to add flour)... and the dough I separated to make two separate ones was very thin! Not sure what happened!

  • M J Kay
    M J Kay

    Well I just found out cream the butter with the sugar hello I made the mistake of melting the butter it came out like pancake batter but it still tasted good

  • Big Country Vet
    Big Country Vet

    Everyone should have such a great Grandmother.

  • Lien Dang
    Lien Dang

    I Trust and enjoy all grandma's recipe. I love the traditional and home taste. I would like to thanks your video and please sent to your grandma a 💖 for sharing this recipe. I just make one tray ,my house is smell so good ,it biscotti look delicious, I can't wait to enjoy them.😉

  • Aldo Baruzza
    Aldo Baruzza


  • daphne marais
    daphne marais

    Thanks Katie Lovely family xxx

  • Joao-Geraldo Damasceno
    Joao-Geraldo Damasceno


  • Mary T
    Mary T

    Thank you for this recipe salutti e baci from England xxx

    • Mary T
      Mary T

      God bless you baci a tutti xxx

    • qkatie

      I hope you enjoy it! Love these biscotti. Baci!!

  • Saghi Kowsari
    Saghi Kowsari

    This recipe rocks. Please pass my thanks to your lovely garndma ❤️

  • Natalia Lopes
    Natalia Lopes

    I was just looking for an easy old fashioned no-nonsense biscotti recipe and I found yours and I love it. And I love your grandma. So you have a new subscriber

  • Ruslan Bykov
    Ruslan Bykov

    Italian grandmas ROCK!

  • Eva abou-georgi
    Eva abou-georgi

    Where to get the recipe

  • D Rosa
    D Rosa

    Recipe amounts ?

    • Shahina Shaikh
      Shahina Shaikh

      Look in drop down box.

  • Mel

    katie! you and your grannie are adorable! thanks for sharing this authentic recipe and bringing us all into your home! grazie!

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  • V UK
    V UK

    sweet grandma, cougar ma and hot grand daughter.. yummy biscotti

  • Raquel SG
    Raquel SG

    Such a nice video! Thank you so much for sharing it! Thank your grandma as well! I´m Spanish so we are almost cousins! :D

  • Tanya Estes
    Tanya Estes

    Love it- great family & great biscotti

  • beauty rahman
    beauty rahman

    Grandma look so cute 💛

  • Vineeta Gogia
    Vineeta Gogia

    Hi Katie I Love your video the presentation and recipes are awesome.i wanted to know at what mode do we bake a biscotti?’|_|

    • Vineeta Gogia
      Vineeta Gogia

      Should you have heat coming only from bottom ?

  • Janet Torres
    Janet Torres

    Ohhhh give your Grandma a hug from Janet at NYC. She is the sweetest

  • Yolanda Trillo
    Yolanda Trillo

    No dio las cantidades?

  • Debra Durso
    Debra Durso

    What a doll! God bless!

  • hmj414

    My dough was a little too wet, but they're in the oven rn :)

  • Virginia Ipazia
    Virginia Ipazia

    Bellissima famiglia, complimenti!

  • Onlytymewilltell

    Awe what a beautiful family! And grandmas always have all the best cooking\baking tricks\tips up their sleeves lol

  • eloyarizona5200

    Awesome video. I'm going to make them tonight.

  • 1972centaur

    she is too cute!!

  • rogeion14

    Hi Katie!! amazing recipe! i have a question, if i want to make chocolate biscotti, how many chocolate, i need to use? thnks!!

  • haledragon1

    thumbs up siniorina! I tried it and it was delicious! thanks!

  • Carole Greenberg
    Carole Greenberg

    Was making biscotti and I was not sure how the "logs" were supposed to look. This video helped tremendously. My biscotti turned out great. THANK YOU.

  • Cheryl-Anne Goh
    Cheryl-Anne Goh

    Your grandma is soooooo beautiful!!! She is absolutely adorable and I love her already!!! hahahahaha You are so blessed!!! God bless your grandma with good health is body mind and soul!! 😊

  • jukes243

    Oh my goodness. Your grandma is so sweet. I'll be making her recipe soon. Thank you, grandma!

    • Angela Romano
      Angela Romano

      Non mi è piaciuto affatto quadrare come fa i biscotti dove la ricetta completa dove la quantità degli ingredienti get lost

  • Sheena G S
    Sheena G S

    Grandma is so cute, lots of love and hugs from India.

  • stayalivesweetheart

    Katie, I'm a Chef and graduate of the Pastry program from The French Culinary Institute (now International Culinary Center,NYC). Also part Italian....please pass onto your sweet Nonna, that her Biscotti recipe is better than the one we used in school, and one of the most authentic on IT-my. :) Grazie!!!!!!!!

  • Mónica Sanaphre
    Mónica Sanaphre

    Lovely family!

  • aracely reyes
    aracely reyes

    Muy guapa la abuelita pero .......... Podrías pones subtítulos en español?? Tendrías más seguidores y estaríamos más agusto con las recetas de la guapa señora!!gracias!!

  • Robin Spitzer
    Robin Spitzer

    What's the best way to store this, and how long will it last?

    • R. K. Vis
      R. K. Vis

      My family and I mix some lemon juice and ammonia, and we spritz the biscotti just a LITTLE bit. You can then place the biscotti in some tupperware or bucket with a damp towel, and store away from direct sunlight. It doesn't matter the temperature. The biscotti can last up to 27 months. This technique helped my family survive the war.

  • MsSavannah1990

    omg I just found you while looking for biscotti recipes and I have fallen in love with your family as well as your personality! you've gained a new sub from me! P.S. Hi Grandma Sally!! (she is beautiful)

  • Ferarri Brown
    Ferarri Brown

    That was def a good recipe! Big shout out to your grandma for it.. and you as well lol!

    • qkatie

      :) grandma is the best!

  • reem gh
    reem gh

    the biscutti is so good ...but. did anyone tell you that you look like Blake lively OMG even the voice 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

  • bram paling
    bram paling

    and you

  • bram paling
    bram paling

    i love your grandma

  • dolcevitausa

    Bella Nonna Sally...

  • wjrasmussen666

    @qkatie I used the double baking technique on shortbread cookies and they come out much better! Your grandmother is great!


    bis-cotti: twice cooked. Hum good! I am definitely going to try it! Grazie! nonna Sally 😃

  • medi yuu
    medi yuu

    Your mom and grandmother are so pretty. I love ur videos Qkatie. New subscriber from Malaysia. 😘

  • Cassandre Ursu
    Cassandre Ursu

    Awe your grandma is so sweet! Must be where you get your passion for cooking. That's cool that she came on your show! Is she really aware of IT-my, or did you have to explain what you do? It took me a minute to explain to her what I do. And for a while she would call youtube, "The IT-myS"

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