Biscotti di regina (queen's biscuits)

Yield: 2 servings

Measure Ingredient
4 cups Sifted flour
1 tablespoon Baking powder
1 cup Sugar
¼ teaspoon Salt
1 cup Shortening
½ cup Milk
2 eaches Eggs, slightly beaten
¼ pounds Sesame seeds



Lightly grease 2 cookie sheets. Heat the oven to 375F. Sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt into a bowl. Cut in the shortening with a pastry blender or two knives, until the pieces are the size of small peas. Stir in the eggs and the milk (1 tbs at a time) to make a soft dough. Mix together thoroughly. Break the dough into small pieces and roll each between the palms of your hands to form rolls about 1½ inches in length. Flatten the rolls slightly and roll them in the sesame seeds. Place about ¾ inch apart on the prepared cookie sheets. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until thee cookies are lightly browned.

Submitted By EARL SHELSBY On 01-28-95

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