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

Traci
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Sift flour and measure. Resift with sugar and baking powder onto a flat surface. Cut shortening into dry ingredients until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

211.9 calories; 3.5 g protein; 28.1 g carbohydrates; 23.3 mg cholesterol; 131.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (6)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2003
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/25/2003
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 not what I concider a true biscotti. Read More
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9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 1 stars
10/25/2003
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 not what I concider a true biscotti. Read More
(30)
Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2003
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. Read More
(26)
Rating: 1 stars
10/25/2003
Not like mamma makes! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/22/2010
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 crumbly. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/24/2010
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 it because it was way way too hard! Read More
(2)
Rating: 2 stars
07/10/2013
2 yrs in Italy taught me that biscotti has to be crunchy!!! Read More
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