Some Italian biscotti cookies are easy to make. For instance, reviewers of biscotti recipes on websites for the Food Network and Epicurious describe those directions as "easy." Also, Betty Crocker's site labels its cookie recipe "super-easy."
The Food Network's biscotti recipe calls for six ingredients. Reviewers say it is so basic that variations are possible. For instance, almond extract can replace anise flavoring. Nonna's biscotti at Epicurious adds chopped almonds and brandy. Reviewer versions of this recipe include substituting slivered almonds, Kahlua or apple brandy.
Betty Crocker's step-by-step instructions for making biscotti include photos that illustrate steps, including forming rectangles from the dough. Biscotti variations, such as cranberry-orange and ginger-almond, are available for site users who feel comfortable with the original recipe.