Almond Biscotti are best made a few days in advance. You can also try vanilla or anise essence instead of almond essence, or substitute small chocolate chips for the nuts.
The BEST biscotti ever....this was the third biscotti recipe I tried and by far the best!! I made a batch and brought them to work.....the girls loved them and asked for the recipe!! Easy and delicious, a definate keeper. - 27 Mar 2002 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
I thought I would come back again to rate. I have made these Biscotti since I first found this recipe. I just got done making a double batch. I didn't have any almonds so I sub dried cranberries, didn't have lemon so I used orange zest. These are the best and everyone whose tried them rave about this recipe. Thanks again Rosina. - 16 Jan 2005 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
DELICIOUS!! Texture was good too. Extract can be replaced with fiore de sicilia (orange flower water and vanilla) for another traditional italian flavor. I made 2 batches one with anise and one with the orange flavor. Everyone was happy! - 27 Dec 2002 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)