Almond BiscottiSubmitted by: CHRISTINE810
IntroductionSo good with a small skinny latte or cup of tea So good with a small skinny latte or cup of tea
1 3/4 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
pinch of salt
1/2 cup almonds or hazelnut with skins on (they taste best if you toast them first)
3/4 cup white sugar
1/3 cup melted butter
2 teaspoons vanilla
Â½ teaspoons almond extract
1 Â½ tablespoons grated orange rind
Transfer dough to lightly floured work surface; with hands, form into smooth ball. Divide in half; roll each into 12 inch (30 cm) long log. Transfer to ungreased baking sheet.
Brush tops with egg white if desired (I donâ€™t usually do this) ; bake in 350Â° F oven for 25 min or until the roll no longer feels gooey inside. In other words the texture should be firm when you press on the top. Remove from oven and let cool on sheet on rack for 5 minutes.
Transfer each log to a cutting board. With a sharp knife, cut diagonally into Â½ inch thick slices. Stand cookies upright on baking sheet for 20 - 25 more minutes longer at the same temperature. Remove biscotti to rack and let cool. Makes about 30 cookies
Number of Servings: 30
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user CHRISTINE810.