Bill's biscotti

Yield: 24 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Butter or margarine; softened, (2 sticks)
1½ cup Sugar
4 larges Eggs
1 tablespoon Anise extract
1 tablespoon Amaretto; more to taste
5 cups Flour
1 tablespoon Baking powder
½ teaspoon Salt
2 teaspoons Orange peel; grated

Heat oven to 375F.

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar; add eggs, amaretto and extract and beat until light and fluffy.

Mix together remaining ingredients and gradually incorporate into liquid mixture, initially with mixer and finally by hand. Dough will be sticky.

Place half of dough on oiled waxed-paper and roll into a log; unwrap on to lightly oiled baking sheet; vegetable spray works well for oiling both waxed-paper and baking sheet. Repeat with other half of dough. Final shaping can be done with an oiled spatula; rolls will tend to flatten. Bake until lightly browned, 20 to 25 minutes.

Remove from oven and cool 10 minutes. Slice logs diagonally about ½ inch thick. Place slices on baking sheets and return to oven, baking for 10 minutes at 300F; turn pieces and bake an additional 10 minutes.

For extra dry and crisp cookies, turn off heat and leave in oven until cooled.

Freezes well.

Recipe by: Bill Hatcher <bhatcher@...> Posted to MC-Recipe Digest by Carol & Bob Floyd <c.floyd@...> on Marcy,, h 16, 1998

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