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Basic Italian Biscotti

Rated as 2.78 out of 5 Stars

"This is about as basic a biscotti as you can make."
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Ingredients

servings 212
Original recipe yields 24 servings (4 dozen)

Directions

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  1. Sift flour and measure. Resift with sugar and baking powder onto a flat surface. Cut shortening into dry ingredients until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal.
  2. Make a well in flour and break eggs into it. Add vanilla, and knead dough well for about 5 minutes until it is smooth, adding a little more flour if dough seems to soft and sticky.
  3. Pinch off bits of dough about the size of an apricot, and form into desired shapes. Cookies may be baked as rings, strips, or in letters, such as S.
  4. Place 1 inch apart on greased cookie sheet and bake in hot 450 degree F (230 degrees C) oven for 10 minutes, until golden brown. Watch carefully, because they burn easily.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 212 calories; 9.4 28.1 3.5 23 131 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

It WAS as basic as you can get. I loved it. My cookies turned out great. I found that using Butter Crisco made the dough easier to handle and gave the cookies a nice flavor.

Most helpful critical review

A very bland and unflavorful, even for a biscotti. It lacks the cruncy texture that makes these dunking cookies so great with cappichinos. I have made many different kinds of biscotti, this was ...

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A very bland and unflavorful, even for a biscotti. It lacks the cruncy texture that makes these dunking cookies so great with cappichinos. I have made many different kinds of biscotti, this was ...

It WAS as basic as you can get. I loved it. My cookies turned out great. I found that using Butter Crisco made the dough easier to handle and gave the cookies a nice flavor.

Not like mamma makes!

This Biscotti is very good especially dipped in coffee although it lacks crunchiness and looks like strips of biscuits It was time consuming kneading the dough in five minutes because it was cru...

This wasnt the best Biscotti, but it had a great taste to it! What we did was dipped it in white chocolate, which made it taste sweet..but still good! Very, very, very hard! I couldnt really eat...

2 yrs in Italy taught me that biscotti has to be crunchy!!!