Biscotti: Biscotti

posted by Nikki 10-30-101 8:17 AM


1 c sugar
1/2 c butter, melted and cooled
2 to 3 tb orange extract plus
2 tb almond extract (lemon extract works well, too)
3 eggs
2 3/4 c flour
2 ts baking powder
1 c toasted, sliced almonds

Combine sugar, butter and extract. Beat in eggs until lightly. Combine flour and baking powder. Sift into
sugar mixture. Stir thoroughly. Add nuts. Cover and refrigerate 2 to 3 hours. Shape with hands on
greased cookie sheet. Make 2 long thin loaves or 3 shorter ones about 1/2 inch thick.

Bake at 375 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes until lightly browned. Let cool on cookie sheet about 10 minutes. Cut into 3/4 inch slices. Place slices close together, cut side down. Bake again at 375 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes longer or until lightly toasted and golden around the edges. Cool on wire racks. Store in airtight containers. Makes 4 dozen cookies.

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