Snickerdoodle Biscotti

Snickerdoodle Biscotti is the perfect pairing for your morning coffee! No one can resist crunchy homemade biscotti, especially when it’s dusted with cinnamon sugar!

If you love cinnamon sugar treats, our Amish Friendship bread is as moist as it is delicious! And of course a batch of snickerdoodle cheesecake bars are a must make!

Homemade snickerdoodle biscotti stacked on parchment paper.

Why This Recipe Works

Freshly made homemade biscotti is actually really easy to make and the taste is worlds beyond what you might buy at the store. You’ll never go back!

They really aren’t any more difficult to make than a batch of snickerdoodle cookies. You just have to bake them twice.

And then you’ll have that signature crunchy long cookie with a dense crumb and a slight hint of toastiness. The perfect pairing for your morning coffee!

  • Chopped pecans on the inside and a cinnamon sugar dusting give these biscotti the classic snickerdoodle flavor!
  • Twice-baked means extra crisp on the outside while still tender, such a great combo!
  • These are also very shelf stable, so you’ll be able to store and enjoy them for a couple of weeks.

Save some of the extra cinnamon sugar to dust on a batch of homemade churros.

Ingredient Notes

Ingredients needed to make snickerdoodle biscotti.

Making biscotti requires just a few basic baking ingredients. You probably already have all of them on hand!

  • Unsalted Butter – Butter gives these biscotti a deliciously rich flavor. Be sure to let it soften at room temperature before using so it’s easier to incorporate into the dough. Use our tips and tricks on how to soften butter quickly.
  • Granulated Sugar – Sugar is the sweetener and it also plays a critical role in hydrating the biscotti dough. We’re using it again in the cinnamon sugar mixture to sprinkle on top of the biscotti.
  • Vanilla Extract – Be sure to use PURE vanilla extract, not the imitation kind. Try our homemade vanilla extract for the best flavor.
  • Pecans – These add great flavor and texture to the biscotti. You could also substitute walnuts. Or you can leave them out if you need a nut-free biscotti.

Easy Instructions

Step by step photos showing how to make snickerdoodle biscotti.

Make the biscotti dough. Cream together the butter and sugar, then add the eggs and vanilla. Mix in the dry ingredients and fold in the pecans.

Shape and bake once. Divide the dough in half and shape into two 10×3 inch logs on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Pat to about ¾ inch high and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture. Bake for 25 minutes.

Slice and bake again. Slice each log into 10 slices. Place them upright on the baking sheet and bake for 20 more minutes, flipping them over half way through baking. Cool completely then enjoy!

Snickerdoodle biscotti dunked in a mug of black coffee.

Tips and Tricks

  • Be sure to use softened butter so it will cream properly with the sugar in the first step. If the butter is too cold and hard, this step will be more difficult than it needs to be.
  • When cutting your biscotti after the first bake, slice through it gently using a serrated knife for clean-edged cuts.
  • Don’t leave your biscotti out to cool for too long after its first bake. It’s much easier to cut when it’s still warm, but not hot. This will help to prevent breakage during cutting. 
  • If you have a cooling rack, letting your finished biscotti cool there will allow it to dry out even better.
Biscotti baked on a cookie sheet pan.

Recipe FAQs

Can I make these biscotti nut-free?

Absolutely. If you don’t have any pecans on hand or prefer not to use them, just proceed with the recipe as directed and leave the nuts out. I happen to love the crunchy pieces of nut in each bite, but Snickerdoodle Biscotti would taste good without them, too. 

How do I store homemade biscotti?

Once cooled, store biscotti in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.

Can I freeze biscotti?

Biscotti doesn’t freeze well because it loses its crispy, toasty texture after thawing. You CAN freeze the dough for this recipe though! Prepare the snickerdoodle biscotti dough and shape into logs as directed. Wrap the logs of dough in foil then place them in a freezer bag. When you’re ready for homemade biscotti, add frozen logs to the baking sheet. No need to thaw. Just add an extra couple of minutes to the baking time in the recipe.

More Easy Breakfast Recipe

Yield: 20

Snickerdoodle Biscotti

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Snickerdoodle Biscotti – Introducing the perfect pairing for your morning coffee! No one can resist crunchy homemade biscotti, especially when it’s dusted with cinnamon sugar!


  • 6 Tablespoons butter, softened
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
  • ¼ cup pecans, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons cinnamon/sugar mixture


  1. In mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar until combined. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  2. Add flour, baking powder and cinnamon. Fold in pecans. Divide dough in half (will be very sticky). Shape into two 10x3inch logs onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Pat it flat, so it’s only about ¾ inch high. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture.
  3. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 25 minutes. Remove and cool on pan about 10-15 minutes. Slice one inch slices (about 10 slices per log). Lay upright on baking sheet and cook an additional 10 minutes. Flip biscotti to opposite side and cook another 10 minutes. Remove and cool completely. Store in airtight container.


  • Store biscotti in airtight container at room temperature for up to two weeks.
  • Nut Free? Leave them out if you prefer!
  • See blog post for more recipe tips and tricks.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 biscotti

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 126Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 59mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 1gSugar: 9gProtein: 2g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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Posted on March 3, 2023

Comments & Reviews

  1. Hubby and I enjoy one each morning with our coffee.  I should make other flavors, but why mess with perfection?  Thank you!

  2. This was my first time making and tasting biscotti. I love snickerdoodles so I thought I’d give this recipe of yours a shot. I made a few alterations though, like using light margarine (despite how it sounds I’ve used it to make snickerdoodles before and they come out amazing, my family cannot seem to hold back and a batch of 48 can be gone in two days!), as well as using only 1tbsp of cinnamon sugar to top it instead of two, with a pinch of nutmeg. In my opinion you can’t have snickerdoodles without a little nutmeg. I also didn’t use pecans since this was my first time having biscotti and I’m not the biggest nut fan.

    Anyways, I just had to let you know that they turned out AMAZING! I LOVE biscotti thanks to you and this recipe. I will definitely be using it often so I can have it with my tea or coffee or even hot chocolate. I just can’t get over how good these taste! Beautiful! Perfect recipe! You deserve all the awards for this one! I can’t wait to share these with my family and friends! I will HAVE to check out your other recipes. Thank you so much for posting this one and coming up with it.

    1. Awww shucks you’re making me blush! So glad your biscotti turned out delicious. I have half a dozen more biscotti recipes on the blog, check em out!

  3. Making these right now and was wondering if I did something wrong as they didn’t seem to rise much. Your picture shows them to have risen while baking. They smell great though…can’t wait for them to come out of the oven to try them.

      1. They were PERFECT, and so very yummy!! I was thinking they would rise more but once they were done, there were just as I pictured them to be. I will be making the other varieties in the near future.

    1. Stephanie,
      Thanks for the feedback. So glad you like them! Definitely one of my favorite varieties!!

  4. Oh I love making biscotti! I give it out in gifts with coffee at Christmas – our faves are Dried Cranberry and Double Chocolate Walnut. But I MUST try this one – yumm!!! It might become a new addition to the gifts this year!

  5. I saw these the other day on pinterest and scrolled past them, then completely lost them – glad I found the recipe again! Thanks for sharing, love biscotti and this combination of ingredients sound amazing.

  6. I love Snickerdoodles!! I never thought of them as biscotti! That is so perfect!! I’m pinning this for future making!!

  7. Biscotti has become one of my favorite things! This version sounds delicious! BTW – I love the Costco kind!

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