Cinnamon-Nut Biscotti

Enjoy the perfect blend of cinnamon spice and walnuts in this crunchy, delicious biscotti recipe.

Cinnamon-Nut Biscotti in jars decorated with gnome hats
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
20 mins
Bake Time:
41 mins
Cool Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 16 mins


  • 2 ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ cup + 4 tsp. sugar

  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • 2 ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 egg yolks (reserve 1 egg white)

  • 6 tablespoon butter, melted

  • 1 ½ cup finely chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Line two large cookie sheets with parchment paper.

  2. In a large bowl combine flour, 1 1/2 cups of the sugar, the baking powder, 1 tsp. of the cinnamon, and the salt. Make a well in center of flour mixture. In a small bowl whisk together eggs, egg yolks, and melted butter. Add to flour mixture along with walnuts. Stir until combined and mixture starts to form a ball. Gently knead dough until it comes together.

  3. Divide dough into thirds. Shape each portion into an 8-inch roll. Place two rolls about 3 inches apart on one of the prepared cookie sheets. Place remaining roll on the remaining cookie sheet. Flatten rolls to about 3 1/2 inches wide.* In a small bowl stir together the remaining 4 tsp. sugar and 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon. Lightly beat the reserved egg white and brush rolls. Sprinkle rolls generously with cinnamon-sugar mixture.

  4. Bake on separate oven racks about 25 minutes or until rolls are firm and light brown, rotating sheets halfway through. Place cookie sheets on wire racks; cool 15 minutes.

  5. Transfer rolls to a cutting board. Using a serrated knife, cut each roll diagonally into 1/2-inch slices. Place slices, cut sides down, on cookie sheets.

  6. Bake 8 minutes. Turn slices over; bake 8 to 10 minutes more or until crisp and light golden brown. Remove; cool on wire racks.


For shorter biscotti, shape dough into 12-inch rolls and flatten to 2 inches wide.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

147 Calories
7g Fat
20g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 30
Calories 147
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 128mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0.1mg 1%
Calcium 27mg 2%
Iron 0.8mg 4%
Potassium 47mg 1%
Folate, total 28.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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