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Holiday Almond Biscotti and Lagrima Giveaway

A couple of weeks ago I went to a local Foodie Blogger event that was hosted by Lagrima Vanilla Company.


I was SO impressed with this vanilla- it even has vanilla beans right in each bottle!  I LOVE that it’s pure and made with care.  Oh and I can’t forget fabulous tasting too!

This is a photo of the owner, Neil, who baked and ate and hung out with us.  He’s such a genuine and nice guy and excited to be sharing he and his wife’s passion for this product….


Neil shared his family’s recipe for Almond Biscotti– when I got home I added the holiday flair AND let me tell you, the whole combination will just knock your socks right off 🙂

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Holiday Almond Biscotti is perfect with your coffee or tea or even hot chocolate.  (okay, all by themselves too!)

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Holiday Almond Biscotti and Lagrima Giveaway

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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes


  • 1 C sugar
  • 1/2 C butter, melted
  • 2 tsp pure almond extract
  • 1 tsp pure Lagrima Vanilla
  • 1 C toasted almonds, coarse chopped
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 3/4 C flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 C white chocolate chips, melted
  • 1/2 C crushed mini candy canes


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream together sugar, butter, extracts in a large bowl.
  3. Mix in the almonds and eggs.
  4. Fold in flour, baking powder, and salt.
  5. Cover and chill 30 minutes.
  6. With hands moistened with water, divide dough into 2 loaves. (will be sticky)
  7. Place on parchment lined half sheet pan.
  8. Shape into 4 inches wide and 8 inches long loaves (approx).
  9. Bake 30 minutes, or until golden.
  10. Cool on wire rack 15 minutes.
  11. Cut into 3/4 inch slices.
  12. Place cut side down on baking sheet.
  13. Bake additional 20 minutes.
  14. Cool completely.
  15. Dip in melted white chocolate place on parchment paper, sprinkle with crushed candy canes.
  16. Cool until set and enjoy!


Here’s a photo of our Biscotti group… actually, Krista did most of the mixing while the rest of talked-  I helped out a little by shaping the loaves 🙂


I love these ladies!  I’m sure you know them… Rachael from La Fugi Mama , Barbara from Barbara Bakes ,  Krista from Budget Gourmet Mom,  Jen from Bakerette, and of course ME 🙂


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Here’s the exciting part!!

Lagrima is hosting a fabulous giveaway for you to have the chance to win a bottle of this amazing vanilla.  AND even more cool is they’re giving you another bottle to give to a friend!  SO AWESOME.


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Make sure to get yourselves entered to win some Lagrima or go ahead and get some ordered for your Holiday Baking!

Happy Thursday and Happy Baking!

xoxo~ Ruthie

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  1. Kathy M says:

    This biscotti recipe has become my goto recipe. It is fantastic with or without the chocolate. Everyone loves it and requests it. The biggest compliment. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

    • Ruthie says:

      Hi Kathy! I’m so glad you love it… they are delicious and pretty simple too! Thank you for the kind comment and for keeping up with my cooking adventures πŸ™‚ xoxo~ Ruthie

  2. Kathy M says:

    Thank you so much for the almond biscotti recipe. It is fantastic.

  3. […] got this recipe from What’s Cooking with Ruthie but altered it in a few ways.Β  I brushed it with egg whites to keep the ends strong and add a […]

  4. This looks amazingly delicious, Ruthie!

  5. Marianna says:

    Tres Leches cake

  6. Casey Mclendon says:

    What a great blog and review! I always use vanilla to make my cookies! πŸ™‚

  7. Suz Hoyal says:

    I love it in hot chocolate and whipping cream for all the pies

  8. Jaselle says:

    I love to make a big batch of chocolate chip cookies!

  9. Michelle Starr says:

    I always use vanilla to bake cookies and when I make banana walnut muffins πŸ™‚

  10. Gigi says:

    These biscotti look amazing!

    • Ruthie says:

      Thank you so much! The vanilla is the fabulous part of them… it makes all the difference in the world. I hope you got entered to win some! xoxo~ Ruthie

  11. Pam Gurganus says:

    My favorite holiday recipe to bake with vanilla is Christmas sugar cookies!

  12. gloria says:

    to make fudge!

  13. itzia says:

    ill use vanilla in the chocolate chip cookies I’ll be baking.

  14. itzia says:

    ill use vanilla in the cookies I bake

  15. Oh, I’ve been searching for a great vanilla since my stash from Mexico ran out! Thanks!

  16. Sandy Headtke says:

    Sugar cookies, a simple cookie so quality ingredients are the key.

  17. Terri says:

    I adore a good vanilla, I use it in most all my baking. Even put some in my sweet potatoe casserole the other day.

  18. Tonya Tipton says:

    I love using good vanilla in my cookie recipes.

  19. jill says:

    i love making cookies

  20. Debrajaye says:

    I put vanilla in my french toast batter.

  21. Sherri says:

    I like to make butter cookies.

  22. barbara n says:

    Vanilla cupcakes with peppermint icing!

  23. Mahdi says:

    I like using vanilla in chocolate chip cookies. I always use a little more than the recipe calls for because I like the flavor.

  24. Barbara says:

    There is nothing like a good vanilla.

  25. Julie says:

    I love to bake the cookie recipes that I learned from my grandma when I was little.

    • Ruthie says:

      I love my grandma’s recipes too.. they mean so much! Thank you for sharing and I hope you have a wonderful weekend πŸ™‚ xoxo~ Ruthie

  26. Leslie Moore says:

    I like to use it to make French toast!

  27. Melissa says:

    super soft sugar cookies

  28. Suz Hoyal says:

    I love vanilla in homemade hot chocolate, cookies and whipping cream for pies!

  29. Neil says:

    Hi Robin,
    It was so great meeting and cooking with you at this event two weeks ago. Thanks for also snapping a great photo – I was super nervous and probably looked it.

    We are so happy to support this giveaway and appreciate the kind words about LΓ‘grima. Thanks for everything and for supporting our artisan business.

  30. pumpkin pie with real pumpkin – no canned stuff! yum!!!!

  31. Chris says:

    Love vanilla in my sugar cookies, with a bit of almond. Yummy!

  32. Carolyn says:

    I use vanilla in my black bottom pie.

  33. Alexis K. says:

    I like top put vanilla in almost all cookie recipes- a good vanilla really adds richness.

  34. Gina says:

    Oh my that looks like it was a whole lot of fun!!! I love vanilla in just about anything- but my favorite would be in my family fudge recipe.

  35. Heather B says:

    I make pumpkin cookies with vanilla bean glaze for Thanksgiving. For Christmas I make Peppermint Crunch cookies with vanilla bean glaze.

  36. Angel S. says:

    I love to put vanilla in our pancake mix!

  37. Andrea B. says:

    I love to make cookies for the holiday’s, most of them call for vanilla.

  38. SandyN says:

    I love to use vanilla in sugar cookies!!

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