Limoncello and Almond Biscotti

These airy, crisp and light cookies are a perfect afternoon snack or bite with espresso.

Limoncello and Almond Biscotti



Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

25 minutes




Giada De Laurentiis

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  • 2 large egg whites (at room temperature)
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 cups almond flour
  • 1 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/3 cup limoncello liqueur
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest (from 3 lemons)
  • 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare 2 rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Using a hand-held mixer, beat together the egg whites and salt in a medium bowl on medium speed until soft peaks form, about 2 minutes. Sprinkle in the granulated sugar and continue to beat until very soft peaks form, another 2 minutes. Add the almond flour, slivered almonds, limoncello and lemon zest and use a rubber spatula to stir and fold until just combined. Scoop heaping 1 tablespoon mounds onto the prepared baking sheets.
  3. Bake, rotating the trays halfway through, until lightly brown on the edges, about 25 minutes. Remove and allow to cool for 10 minutes on the tray. Dust with the confectioners' sugar and serve with coffee.
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1 comment

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    Denise Whitney

    I just made these cookies last night…..they are absolutely delicious….very light, very lemony and very easy. I love that they are a wonderful gluten free, dairy free choice.

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