Spumoni Biscotti Recipe

Monday, November 16, 2020
Spumoni Biscotti is a delicious Italian baked treat that tastes just like the popular Italian ice cream but only in a cookie form.

The cookies are loaded with the same great flavors like cherry and almond.

These just shout holiday because they are vibrant in the colors of Christmas and perfect for gift giving.

The batter is fragrant with a delicious almond spumoni mouth-watering aroma and these cookies are truly addicting.

They are the perfect addition to any holiday tray adding beautiful color that certainly creates a Christmas festive look.

I loved the addition of dipping the ends in colorful frosting to add the perfect touch of sweetness.

The batter is super simple to make and everyone raves about the flavors especially if you're a spumoni ice cream lover.

If you love biscotti do try our other favorites like Cranberry Orange and Pistachio Almond Biscotti recipe

Scroll down to get this easy homemade scratch cookie recipe and it's printable!

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Favorite Cookie Recipes

We just love experimenting with biscotti and creating different flavors, this a definite keeper.

The best part about biscotti is how versatile they are and the additions are endless.

The cookies are great dipped in chocolate and even with the addition of chocolate chips, it just depends on what you prefer.

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Ingredients You Will Need

  • butter
  • sugar
  • flour
  • red and green cherries
  • pistachio nuts
  • almond extract
  • eggs
  • egg yolks
  • egg whites
  • orange peel

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Other Additions

  1. mini chocolate chips
  2. white chocolate chips
  3. other kinds of nuts
  4. dried cranberries
  5. holiday-colored sprinkles
  6. food coloring to tint the dough red or green in color or the melted white chocolate to dip the ends into

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Easy Holiday Cookie

We just love biscotti, Grandma always made Anisette flavored biscotti or Orange Marmalade two other family favorites.

These cookies have been a favorite flavor and they are perfect with a cup of espresso.

If you love biscotti, this will be a great addition to your recipe collection.

Spumoni Biscotti Recipe

Spumoni Biscotti Recipe

Yield: 30
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 25 MinTotal time: 35 Min
This is a delicious almond, cherry cookie loaded with pistachios. These taste like the famous ice cream Italian Spumoni. The cookies look festive around the holiday season with the perfect colors into a fabulous favorite biscotti.


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon orange peel
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup maraschino red cherries
  • 1/2 cup maraschino green cherries
  • 1 cup toasted coarsely chopped pistachio nuts, pine nuts, or almonds, save some whole ones for the tops.
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons almond extract
  • Topping:
  • 1 egg white beaten with 1 tablespoon water and a little flavoring used above
  • more sugar
  • Optional additions: miniature chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, any kinds of nuts, colorful sprinkles, tinted sliced almonds, dried cranberries, food coloring to tint the dough pink or green or make tinted white chocolate for dipping the ends with


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  3. In an electric mixer bowl add butter, 1 cup sugar, and baking powder.
  4. Beat in eggs, egg yolk, and orange, cherries, nuts, and flavoring (add food coloring if using).
  5. Spread out each loaf on the parchment paper-lined cookie sheet (they will smooth out as they cook).
  6. Bake around 10 minutes or till the top looks set and not sticky, take out and lightly but quickly brush with egg white and a little sprinkle of sugar.
  7.  Return to oven.
  8. Continue to bake at 375 degrees until browned on top. ( This keeps the sugar still shiny) around 20 minutes.
  9. Let cool on the cookie sheet until completely cool. 
  10. Cut into 1-inch slices or thinner if you like. 
  11. Place slices, onto cookie sheets and toast at 325 degrees flipping to brown on each side. 
  12. When cool you can dip the ends in pink or green-tinted white chocolate for a festive look and roll in more chopped pistachios or other nuts.



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Festive Recipe Ideas

I love making festive cookies and cakes like our favorite Italian Rainbow Cookies, Edible Christmas Tree Cake Toppers and of course our Rudolph peanut butter cookies, the kids just love those holiday projects!

Disclosure: This recipe was originally shared in 2012. It was edited and re-published in 2020.


  1. Hi Claudia, your Christmas biscotti look superb. Look very tempting, nice to go with hot coffee.

    Have a nice week ahead,regards.

  2. My wife loves biscotti, I am going to have to get her to try these. They would make a great Christmas morning snack.

  3. These remind me of when I was a kid. My father's aunts would always make something simlilar.

  4. I'd love one of these right now. They look fantastic with those great flavors!

  5. Aren't these fun. I use to love getting a scoop of Spumoni when I was a little girl. These biscotti sound terrific - they're sure to bring back memories!

  6. Love these festive looking biscotti! Perfect for Christmas!

  7. So colourful and festive! They are new to me, but reading through the list of ingredients, I have no doubt that I would LOVE them.


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