Pistachio Biscotti


This slice-and-bake cookie recipe includes the delicate flavors of pistachio and white chocolate and a zesty twist of citrus.

Pistachio Biscotti
Prep Time:
35 mins
Cool Time:
1 hrs
Bake Time:
36 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 11 mins
42 cookies


  • ¾ cup butter, softened

  • ½ cup sugar

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 egg

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 cup cornmeal

  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ cup chopped pistachio nuts

  • 2 teaspoon finely shredded orange peel

  • 5 ounce white chocolate, coarsely chopped

  • 1 tablespoon shortening


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In mixing bowl beat butter on medium to high 30 seconds. Add sugar and baking powder; beat until combined, scraping bowl. Beat in egg and vanilla. Add cornmeal and as much flour as you can with mixer. Stir in remaining flour, 1 cup nuts, and orange peel.

  2. Shape dough in three 8x1-1/2-inch loaves. Place 4 inches apart on large ungreased cookie sheet; flatten slightly. Bake 20 minutes or until wooden pick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool on sheet 1 hour.

  3. Reduce oven to 325 degrees F. On cutting board cut each loaf in 1/2-inch slices; return slices to cookie sheet. Bake 8 minutes. Turn cookies; bake 8 to 10 minutes more or until browned. Cool on racks.

  4. In saucepan melt white chocolate and shortening. Dip cookies in melted chocolate, sprinkle with remaining nuts. Let set on parchment or waxed paper. Makes 42 cookies.


Store in airtight container in single layer at room temperature up to 3 days.


Nutrition facts are given per cookie.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

115 Calories
7g Fat
13g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 42
Calories 115
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 37mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 2g
Calcium 20.2mg 2%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Potassium 63mg 1%
Folate, total 12.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*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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