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Italian Biscotti


  • 4-cup flour
  • 4 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 cube butter
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • 1 ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 orange rind
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. almond extract
  • 1 oz. whiskey
  • ¾ oz. anise seeds
  • 1 ½ cup broken almonds (buy whole almonds and cup up)


Cooking Instructions
  •  Cream butter, then add sugar and beat till fluffy.
  • Add orange rinds, eggs, vanilla, almond extract and whiskey.
  • Stir in anise seeds.
  • Sift dry ingredients into mixture at low speed.
  • Add nuts last.
  • Roll into long logs on floured board (about the size of a cocktail rye loaf of bread).
  • Should make 3-4 logs.
  • Bake at 350 degrees till lightly brown – about 20 to 25 minutes.
    (If you line the back of a baking sheet with tin foil – it will be easier to get the logs off).
  • When the initial baking is done, take logs off the baking sheet and put onto a cutting board while still warm.
  • Cut diagonally while still warm and put slices back onto baking sheet.
  • Bake each side of cookie for about 3 to 4 minutes.

*Note: Makes approximately 60 cookies.

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