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Cinnamon Hazelnut Biscotti – Perfect Coffee Companion

Cinnamon Hazelnut Biscotti are a delightful treat that pairs perfectly with a hot cup of coffee. These nutty biscotti, flavored with cinnamon and vanilla, are not only delicious but also fill your kitchen with a wonderful aroma while baking. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a novice in the kitchen, this recipe is straightforward and rewarding.

The Best Cinnamon Hazelnut Biscotti

Notes on Ingredients

The key to these biscotti lies in the balance of flavors and textures. Creamy butter and white sugar create a light and fluffy base. Eggs and vanilla extract add richness and depth, while all-purpose flour provides structure. Ground cinnamon offers a warm, spicy note, complemented by the nutty crunch of hazelnuts. Baking powder ensures a perfect rise, and a pinch of salt enhances all the flavors.

How to Make Cinnamon Hazelnut Biscotti

  1. Preheat and Prepare: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a cookie sheet or line it with parchment paper.
  2. Cream Butter and Sugar: In a medium bowl, cream together ¾ cup of butter and 1 cup of white sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add Wet Ingredients: Beat in 2 large eggs and 1 ½ teaspoons of vanilla extract.
  4. Combine Dry Ingredients: Sift together 2 ½ cups of all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, ¾ teaspoon of baking powder, and ½ teaspoon of salt. Mix into the egg mixture until just combined.
  5. Incorporate Hazelnuts: Stir in 1 cup of hazelnuts, ensuring they are evenly distributed throughout the dough.
  6. Shape the Dough: Shape the dough into two 12-inch long logs and place them on the prepared baking sheet. Press down to 1/2-inch thickness.
  7. First Bake: Bake for about 30 minutes, or until the edges are golden and the center is firm. Remove from the oven and allow the logs to cool on the baking sheet.
  8. Slice and Second Bake: When the logs are cool enough to handle, use a serrated knife to slice them diagonally into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Return the slices to the baking sheet and bake for an additional 10 minutes, turning them over once halfway through.
  9. Cool and Store: Allow the biscotti to cool completely before storing them in an airtight container at room temperature.

How to Serve Cinnamon Hazelnut Biscotti

Serve these biscotti with a hot cup of coffee or tea. They make an excellent addition to a dessert platter or a thoughtful homemade gift. The biscotti are perfect for dunking, providing a satisfying crunch that softens slightly in your drink.

How to Store Cinnamon Hazelnut Biscotti

Store the biscotti in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two weeks. For longer storage, you can freeze them in a sealed container for up to three months. Thaw them at room temperature before serving.

Nutrition Information

NutrientAmount per serving% Daily Value*
Calories136.61 kcal7%
Total Fat7.58 g11%
Carbs15.5 g6%
Sugars6.92 g8%
Protein2.21 g4%
Sodium56.58 mg3%
Fiber0.76 g3%
Saturated Fat3.08 g15%
Trans Fat0 g
Monounsaturated Fat3.46 g
Polyunsaturated Fat0.63 g
Cholesterol24.15 mg8%
Calcium17.59 mg2%
Magnesium10.21 mg3%
Potassium48.35 mg1%
Iron0.78 mg6%
Zinc0.23 mg2%
Phosphorus34.72 mg5%
Vitamin A46.72 mcg6%
Vitamin C0.29 mg0%
Thiamin (Vitamin B1)0.11 mg10%
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)0.07 mg5%
Niacin (Vitamin B3)0.7 mg4%
Vitamin B60.04 mg2%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)37.06 mcg19%
Vitamin B120.04 mcg2%
Vitamin D0.07 mcg0%
Vitamin E0.84 mg7%
Vitamin K1.09 mcg1%
Nutrition Information for Cinnamon Hazelnut Biscotti

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

FAQs About Cinnamon Hazelnut Biscotti

Can I use a different type of nut?

Absolutely! Almonds, walnuts, or pecans would all be excellent substitutes for hazelnuts.

How do I prevent the biscotti from crumbling when slicing?

Ensure the logs are cool enough to handle but not completely cold. Using a serrated knife and gentle sawing motions will help achieve clean slices.

Can I add other flavors to the biscotti?

Yes, you can add chocolate chips, dried cranberries, or orange zest for additional flavor variations.

Are these biscotti gluten-free?

This recipe uses all-purpose flour, but you can substitute with a gluten-free flour blend to make them gluten-free.

A plate of freshly baked Cinnamon Hazelnut Biscotti, ready to be enjoyed with a cup of coffee.

The Best Cinnamon Hazelnut Biscotti

Discover the delightful blend of cinnamon and hazelnut in these delicious biscotti. Perfect for enjoying with a cup of coffee, this easy-to-follow recipe will fill your kitchen with wonderful aromas. Try it today!
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Course Cookie Sheets
Cuisine Italian
Servings 30 Cookies
Calories 136.61 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • ¾ cup butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup hazelnuts

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a cookie sheet or line with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Sift together flour, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt; mix into egg mixture. Stir in hazelnuts.
  • Shape dough into two 12-inch long logs; place on the prepared baking sheet and press down to 1/2-inch thickness.
  • Bake for about 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges are golden and the center is firm. Remove from oven to cool on the pans. When logs are cool enough to handle, use a serrated knife to slice the logs diagonally into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Return the slices to the baking sheet.
  • Bake for an additional 10 minutes, turning over once. Cool completely, and store in an airtight container at room temperature.
Keyword Biscotti, Coffee Treats, Hazelnut Cookies
Cinnamon Hazelnut Biscotti

Enjoy baking and sharing these delightful Cinnamon Hazelnut Biscotti, a perfect treat for any occasion!

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