Cinnamon Toast Biscotti

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I came across this recipe years ago in a December issue of Bon Appetit.  I had made biscotti before, but this recipe was a bit different.  After reading reviews online I decided to make a few changes.  The original recipe called for 1 egg and 1 egg yolk, but I had always used 2 eggs.  I find that using 2 eggs makes the handling of the dough easier.  I also used 1/2 white sugar and 1/2 brown sugar.  Lastly, I reduced the baking time. 

 I am happy to say that I have been making them the same way ever since.  And since I made a few changes, I thought they deserved a new name.  The original was Cinnamon-Sugar Biscotti, but I thought Cinnamon Toast Biscotti was more suitable because they taste just like cinnamon toast!     

These are absolutely fantastic!!!  It is an excellent excuse to eat a cookie for breakfast.  And even though I am not a big coffee drinker, I definitely break out my french press to make myself a latte which is perfect for dunking the biscotti into.  Just make sure when you sit down to enjoy these that your are not reading the paper because I guarantee you that distraction will cause you to eat way more than you should.  They are too good to eat just one!

My kids enjoy these on busy mornings with a mug of milk-n-sugar coffee and my husband enjoys these with his coffee at work as well.   These biscotti are also wonderful to give as a gift.  So make them for yourself, make them for your family, or make them for your friends.  Just please make them!  You'll be glad you did:)

Printable Recipe

Cinnamon Toast Biscotti
makes about 30

2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup white granulated sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
6 tablespoons (3oz) unsalted butter at room temperautre
2 extra large eggs at room temperature
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 egg for glazing
2 tablespoons white granulated sugar
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 325ยบ.  Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper (make sure the pans will fit together in the oven).  In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon, baking powder, and salt.  In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment or with an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugars until fluffy.  Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add the egg, beating well.  Add the 2nd egg and beat again.  Scrape down the sides.  Mix in the vanilla and then the dry ingredients.

Transfer the dough to a lightly floured work surface.  Divide the dough in half and shape each half into a 9-inch long, 1 1/2-inch wide log.  Transfer the logs to the baking sheets.  In a small bowl beat remaining egg and brush the logs with the egg.  Bake until golden brown (dough will spread), about 35-40 minutes.  The dough will be slightly soft to the touch.  Allow the dough to cool on the baking sheets for 20 minutes.  Maintain the oven temperature.

In a small bowl mix the 2 tablespoons of sugar and the 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon.  Carefully transfer the logs to a cutting board.  Using a sharp or serrated knife, cut a sliver off each end (those can be nibbled on).  Cut the logs into 3/4 -inch wide diagonal slices.  Place the biscotti cut side down on the baking sheets.  Sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon sugar mixture over each biscotti.  Return to the oven and bake for another 20 minutes.  Biscotti will still be barely soft in the center, but they will harden as they cool.  Cool on the baking sheets.  Can be made 1 week in advance.  Store in an airtight container.  Enjoy!

Source: Adapted from Epicurious


  1. These look fantastic. I'm making them tonight.

  2. Janell-
    Thanks! they are pretty fantastic. And I am too embarrassed to say how many are left after this morning:P

  3. I bet these biscotti taste and smell just like cinnamon & sugar toast! They are making their way onto my bookmarked recipe list :).

  4. These look great! I love biscotti, but I'm sick of all my old recipes so I can't wait to try this one! Thanks & and I like the new name :)

  5. Lauren-
    OMG...I forgot to mention the smell factor. It is incredible!!

  6. Eva-
    These are delicious. I do hope you try them!

  7. These biscottis look so comforting nested up to your coffee! You triggered a serious biscotti craving.

  8. Nicole -- Love the blog! I am going to filch some of these recipies for my own enjoyment. Thanks for sharing your culinary talent with the rest of us!


  9. I'm starting to amp up my biscotti recipes for Christmas and these look wonderful!

  10. Is there a reason that my sugar and cinnamon didn't dissolve/melt when I baked it the second time? It wouldn't stick either

  11. Judy-
    The cinnamon sugar mixture shouldn't dissolve or melt, but with the heat from the oven should make it adhere. I haven't had any troubles with it not sticking. You could try lightly spritzing the cut sides with water and then sprinkling the sugar. But, in all honestly the flavor won't be lost if a bit of the cinnamon sugar doesn't stick. They will still taste yummy.

  12. I just found your recipe on Pinterest! They are in the oven baking, but I had a little trouble. When I turned the dough out it was very hard to work with. I used flour and it helped but it really was all I could do to get them on the pans! Is this the way it should be? I just want to make sure I am doing it right! Thanks for the recipe!!

  13. Anon-
    It is a softer dough than a rolled cookie dough and the dough once baking will spread out a bit. The end result should be fine and tasty. If it spreads more than your liking, next time just place the dough in the freezer for about 15 minutes before baking.

  14. good to the last drop


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