Make Ahead

Kona Macadamia Biscotti

April 20, 2011
1 Ratings
  • Makes about 15 pieces
Author Notes

Two of my favorite flavors of Hawaii are Kona coffee and macadamia nuts...they pair nicely in this simple biscotti recipe. —inpatskitchen

Test Kitchen Notes

This unique, and easy to make, spin on biscotti is a Hawaiian vacation and caffeine jolt all in one. The bold flavor of Kona coffee and toasted macadamia nuts, which are two quintessentially Hawaiian flavors, work well together and give these biscotti a slightly savory taste. If you are looking for the perfect treat to bake that will both brighten someone’s day and make you look like a varsity-level baker, this is your recipe! Biscotti's long shelf life make this easy to make ahead, and I believe the combination of coffee and macadamia nuts appeal to to most people. I will definitely be making these for the coffee-lovers in my family for the holidays! —Abbie C

What You'll Need
  • 1 cup macadamia nuts
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons very finely ground Kona coffee (or a Kona blend)
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  1. Heat the oven to 325° F. Place the nuts in a single layer on a baking sheet and toast them for about 8 minutes. Let cool and then coarsely chop.
  2. Lower the oven temperature to 300° F.
  3. Whisk the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and coffee in a mixing bowl.
  4. In another bowl, whisk the eggs and vanilla.
  5. Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture. Thoroughly combine. Stir in the chopped nuts.
  6. Shape the dough into a log about 10 to 12 inches long and 3 to 4 inches wide. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 30 to 40 minutes, until firm. Leave the oven on.
  7. Cool the log on a rack for about 15 minutes and then place the log on a cutting board and cut into 1/2-inch slices (on the diagonal if you wish) using a serrated knife.
  8. Place the biscotti back on the parchment lined sheet and bake for 10 more minutes. Turn them over and bake another 10. Cool.

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Recipe by: inpatskitchen

I think I get my love for food and cooking from my mom, who was an amazing cook. She would start baking and freezing a month before Christmas in order to host our huge open house on Christmas afternoon. I watched and I this day I try not to procrastinate when it comes to entertaining. My cooking style is pretty much all over the place, although I'm definitely partial to Greek and Italian cuisine. Oh yes, throw a little Cajun in there too!

5 Reviews

MenCanCook November 18, 2012
Good stuff, inpatskitchen... Made a batch the other evening for a dinner party. Yum! Everyone got a couple cookies to take back home with them. Not sure any made it that far!
inpatskitchen November 18, 2012
Thanks MenCanCook! We certainly have been enjoying them...nothing better than Macadamias (except maybe pistachios!0
gingerroot April 25, 2011
hardlikearmour April 21, 2011
I love biscotti. This recipe seems simple, yet sounds delicious!
inpatskitchen April 21, 2011
Thank you... it really is simple and really is delicious!