These amazing olive oil biscotti are studded with rich, buttery-tasting pine nuts. Try them alongside fruit sorbet, cheese or summer peaches.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2010


Recipe Summary

2 hrs 15 mins
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray.

  • Combine all-purpose flour, semolina flour (or cornmeal), pine nuts, rosemary and baking powder in a large bowl, mixing until the rosemary is evenly distributed throughout.

  • Whisk eggs, sugar, oil and salt in a medium bowl just until combined and uniform (but not until the sugar dissolves).

  • Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients to form a soft dough. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and shape into a 12-by-2 1/2-inch log. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet.

  • Bake for 30 minutes. Let cool on the baking sheet for 15 to 20 minutes.

  • Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees F. Slice the log crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick slices; place them cut-side down on the baking sheet.

  • Bake for 10 minutes. Turn over and continue baking for 10 minutes more. Cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer the biscotti to a wire rack to cool completely.


Make Ahead Tip: Store airtight at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Tip: Look for semolina flour, a nutty-tasting coarse flour milled from durum wheat, in natural-foods stores and Italian specialty markets.

Storage smarts: To extend the life of your baked goods, store them in an airtight container in a single layer or between layers of parchment paper to prevent sticking.

Nutrition Facts

153 calories; protein 2.9g; carbohydrates 18.9g; dietary fiber 0.7g; sugars 7.1g; fat 7.4g; saturated fat 0.9g; cholesterol 18.6mg; vitamin a iu 34.6IU; vitamin c 0.1mg; folate 45.9mcg; calcium 16.5mg; iron 1mg; magnesium 16.8mg; potassium 55.7mg; sodium 120.7mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

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Rating: 5 stars
I have my second batch in the oven. My family scarfed the first batch and cried out for more. This is an excellent recipe! No problems or complaints-only compliments. It is very easy to make... Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Best biscotti recipe This is an excellent recipe. After making them per the recipe I decided to play a bit. Dropped the rosemary and pine nuts. Instead I substituted 1/4 cup of cocoa and decreased the flour by 1/4 cup added mini-chocolate chips and chopped almonds (I think the regular size chips would make it too hard to cut the biscotti) and substituted safflower oil for the olive oil. They were wonderfully chocolatey! Also tried the macha and fennel seeds (recommended by anonymous below) and they too were delicious. Read More
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Made this recipe today. It was wonderful and my family loved them. I would add more rosemary next time as I thought the flavor was a little subtle. We do love rosemary. Read More
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Loved it! I have been trying to decrease my sugar intake and these had just the right amount of sweetness. Read More
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This is the easiest biscotti recipe I've come across. They turned out beautifully. A bit hard to cut without crumbling. But take your time use a serrated knife be careful and you'll have no problem. Loved the rosemary flavor with the pine nuts. Although I agree that next time I will increase the rosemary by half to three tablespoons. Baked them again and omitted the rosemary and pine nuts. Instead I added two tablespoons of macha (green tea) powder and a tablespoon of fennel seeds. Turned out great too. Read More