Traditional Almond Biscotti

From Natalie:

As I mentioned in my bio, my aunt Marie is the author of 2 cookbooks and writes a recipe column in the local newspaper.  She is really a wonderful cook and this is her recipe.  This cookie is one of my childhood favorites. Except for the almond extract, you probably have most of the ingredients in your kitchen today! Aunt Marie ran it a few weeks ago and with her permission, here it is:  

Ingredients:

  • 2  1/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons pure almond extract.

Optional Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup confectioners suger
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • decorative colored candies

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil (or parchment paper). Put the eggs and sugar in a bowl and beat until smooth.  Add oil, almond extract and mix well.  Add flour, baking powder, sale and mix. Place mixture on a board and knead.  If the mixture is wet, add flour so you can work with it. Break into two pieces.  Make into two rolls and bake for 15-20 minutes.  Slice while they are still hot into 1 inch pieces and put back into the oven for 8-10 minutes until they get toasty.   These are delicious plain but if you want to add a little more sweetness top with glaze.  Take the confectioners sugar and add milk a little at a time.  Too much milk and the glaze is too thin.  Brush onto cookie with a pastry trust and top with colored candies.  Enjoy!

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Posted on March 12, 2012, in Dessert and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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