Almond Biscotti

Almond biscotti
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Makes 44 cookies| Hands-On Time: | Total Time:

Ingredients

  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons pure almond extract
  • large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups roasted almonds, coarsely chopped

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the sugar, butter, and almond extract until just smooth. One at a time, beat in the eggs. Add the flour mixture and almonds and mix until just incorporated (do not overmix). Refrigerate the dough, covered, until firm enough to handle, 30 to 60 minutes.
  3. Heat oven to 350° F. Divide the dough in half and shape into two 12-by-2-inch logs (about ¾ inch thick). Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake until just golden around the edges and firm to the touch, 25 to 30 minutes. Transfer the loaves to a rack and cool for 15 minutes.
  4. Using a serrated knife, cut the logs into ½-inch-thick slices. Arrange in a single layer on the baking sheet. Bake until dry and crisp, 18 to 22 minutes. Cool completely on the baking sheet. Store the biscotti in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.
By November, 2010

Nutritional Information

  • Per ServingServing Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories 125Calories From Fat 54
  • Fat 6g
  • Sat Fat 2g
  • Cholesterol 24mg
  • Sodium 56mg
  • Protein 3g
  • Carbohydrate 16g
  • Sugar 7g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Iron 1mg
  • Calcium 23mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101 .

Quick Tip

One inch cube of hard cheese, plus dried apricot halves
For variety, mix in ½ cup chopped dried fruit, such as apricots, cherries, or cranberries. 

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