Easy Vanilla Biscotti – Deliciously crunchy vanilla-infused biscotti that is twice-baked and shaped perfectly for dunking in tea or coffee. The BEST easy biscotti recipe!
Vanilla Biscotti Recipe
“Biscotti” means twice-baked in English, and is an Italian cookie. They are oblong-shaped, dry, crunchy, and usually dunked in coffee (or other hot beverages).
They are also very quick and easy to make, and are the perfect addition to your Christmas cookie tray.
These biscotti are crunchy and infused with vanilla. This recipe makes for the perfect base for other flavours or add-ins!
Ingredients you’ll need
Here’s a list of ingredients you’ll need to make these biscotti. You can find my recipe card at the bottom of this post for the complete list with their amounts.
- Plain/all-purpose flour
- Baking powder
- Unsalted butter: Melted.
- Light brown sugar
- Large eggs: You’ll need 2.
- Vanilla extract
How to make Vanilla Biscotti
To make these biscotti, simply grab a medium mixing bowl and whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
In a separate large mixing bowl, whisk together the melted butter and sugar until combined.
Add the eggs and vanilla extract, and whisk until smooth and combined.
Add the dry ingredients and mix until combined.
Divide the dough in half and transfer to two baking trays lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
Shape each half into a log about 18cm (7″) long, 9cm (3 1/2″) wide, and 2cm (3/4″) thick.
Bake at 180C/350F/Gas 4 for 25 – 30 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool on the baking tray for 20 minutes, or until cool enough to handle.
Use a sharp serrated knife to cut the log into 2cm (3/4″) thick slices. Place the slices, cut sides down, on the lined baking tray.
Bake at 140C/275F/Gas 1 for 40 minutes, turning them over halfway through.
Allow to cool on the baking tray for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
The printable recipe card with the FULL list of ingredients and instructions can be found at the bottom of this post.
NOTE: For best results, I highly recommend using the gram measurements (with a digital scale), rather than the cup measurements.
Cup measurements are simply not accurate enough, and I cannot guarantee the best results if you use them.
These Vanilla Biscotti are:
- super quick and easy to make
- irresistibly crunchy
- infused with vanilla
- the perfect addition to your Christmas cookie tray!
How long will biscotti last? Biscotti stays fresh, kept in an airtight container, at room temperature for up to 1 – 2 weeks.
Can I freeze biscotti? Yes, they also freeze well for up to 3 months. Thaw at room temperature.
The dough also freezes well for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge, and allow to come to room temperature before shaping.
If you try this recipe, let us know! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag me on Instagram and hashtag it #marshasbakingaddiction. I’d love to see!
Try these cookies next!
- Chocolate Orange Brownie Cookies
- Peanut Butter M&M Cookies
- Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Coconut Macaroons