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Tasty sweet biscotti cookies with nuts and almonds on old black background. italian dessert snack.

Almond Biscotti for Beltane

Crispy, semi-sweet, perfect for dipping into coffee or chocolate! 🔥
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Prep Time 35 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 10 mins
Resting Time 30 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 15 mins
Course Dessert, Desserts
Cuisine Beltane, Italian
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 133 kcal


  • Serrated knife (or very sharp knife)
  • Cutting board
  • Oven
  • Cookie sheet
  • Parchment paper


  • 1 c Almonds, raw, whole Magical properties: aphrodisiac, luck, beauty, prosperity
  • 2.25 c All-purpose flour Magical properties: binding, protection, attraction
  • 1.5 tsp Baking powder Magical properties: air, expansion, growth
  • .5 tsp Salt Magical properties: purification, cleansing
  • .5 c Sugar Magical properties: sweeten up the spell
  • .75 c Brown sugar Magical properties: sweeten up the spell
  • 3 Eggs, large Magical properties: manifestation, fertility, protection
  • .5 c Olive oil Magical properties: peace, smooth transition
  • 1 tbsp Almond extract Magical properties: aphrodisiac, beauty, prosperity, luck
  • .5 tsp Vanilla extract Magical properties: happiness, optimism, new love
  • 1 tsp Lemon zest Magical properties: optimism, friendship, new love



  • Preheat oven to 325* and place rack in center of oven.
  • Toast almonds for 12 - 15 minutes.
  • Whisk together dry ingredients.
  • In a large bowl, whisk eggs. Add oil, extracts, and zest and whisk lightly.
  • When almonds are cool, roughly chop.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Add flour mixture to egg mixture. Stir until just incorporated.
  • Fold in almonds.

First Bake (cooks the loaves)

  • Make two loaves by scooping half of dough onto one side of a baking sheet. Scoop second half of dough onto the other side of the baking sheet. Form into loaves.
  • Bake for at least 30 minutes, or until golden brown and firm.
  • Cool for 10 minutes.

Second Bake (crisps the individual biscotti)

  • Slice into ½ - 3/4 “ thick slices and place back onto baking sheet. A serrated knife and a cutting board works perfectly.
  • Bake for additional 15 - 20 minutes, or until desired crispiness. Turn them over halfway through baking.
  • Cool on a wire rack. Store in sealed container at room temp for 3 weeks or freeze up to 3 months.


Store in a sealed container at room temp for 3 weeks or freeze up to 3 months.


Serving: 1cookieCalories: 133kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 3gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 129mgPotassium: 74mgFiber: 1gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 41IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 43mgIron: 1mg
Keyword almond recipes, Beltane recipes, kitchen witchcraft
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