Biscottis are Italian cookies that are typically eaten with coffee or other warm beverages. My Nonno would often remind me as a child that you are to pronounce both t’s, so it should sound like “bis-cot-tee”. The word biscotti actually means “twice-baked”, which is an integral part of the baking process. Without further ado, here is a simple, yet yummy, recipe for biscottis.
- 1 c. sugar
- 2 3/4 c. flour
- 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/2 c. butter, melted
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 tsp. almond extract (can be substituted out for other extracts for a different flavor)
- 3 large eggs
- In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients.
- Cover and place in the refrigerator to chill for at least 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Take your dough out and separate into two equal groups. The dough should be sticky at this point.
- With your hands, form into a long loaf (about 14 in. x 2 in.) and place on one side of parchment paper.
- Repeat #6 for the second half of your dough.
- Bake for 30 minutes.
- Take out and let cool for 15 minutes.
- Slice loaves into 3/4 pieces.
- Place pieces on cookie sheet, side up, and bake for another 10 minutes.
As noted above, substitute other extracts for the almond extract to give your Biscottis a different flavor.
Check out these Peppermint Biscottis for a new flavor profile!