Orange & Cardamom Biscotti

Citrus and cardamom – the ultimate wintery flavor combo. I’m a big fan of biscotti and coffee in the morning, so I thought it would be fun to infuse these flavors into a favorite recipe of mine! Enjoy as a dessert or with morning coffee/tea 😊

Orange & Cardamom Biscotti

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Keyword: Biscotti, Cardamom, Orange
Servings: 14


  • 1 3/4 cup All-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cardamom
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp orange zest about 1/2 orange
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tbsp orange juice
  • 1 egg + splash of orange juice for brushing on top


  • Preheat oven to 350F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or a baking mat. set to the side
  • Toss flour, baking powder, salt, cardamom into a large bowl. In a second smaller bowl, add sugar and zest, massaging zest into the sugar until it turns light orange
  • Wisk butter, egg, and orange juice into the bowl with sugar and zest. Add wet ingredients into the dry ingredients bowl, and mix with a large spoon or spatula until everything is combined.
  • Turn the dough onto the baking sheet, and form into a circular disk, about 1/2 thick. Make the egg wash and brush lightly over the top and sides of the disk.
  • Bake the dough for 20-22 minutes, until the dough turns light brown in color. Remove dough from oven, and let it cool for a few minutes. Don't turn off the heat!
  • Once cool, cut the disk into 1 inch thick slices and then cut each slice in half, making about 12-14 pieces of biscotti. Set slices cut sides up on the baking sheet. Return to the oven, and bake one side for 8 minutes. Remove from oven, turn biscotti over, and bake on the other side for 8 minutes.
  • Transfer Biscotti to cooling rack and allow to cool for ~5 minutes. Store biscotti in an airtight container for 2 weeks or freeze for up to 3 months.


Adapted from Fresh April Flowers

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