Queen's biscuits (biscotti di regina)

Yield: 72 servings

Measure Ingredient
4 Cups; sifted
1 cup Sugar
1 tablespoon Baking powder
¼ teaspoon Salt
1 cup Shortening
2 Eggs; slightly beaten
½ cup Milk
¼ pounds Sesame seeds

Lightly grease 2 cookie sheets. Sift together in a bowl the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in with pastry blender or two knives until pieces are size of small peas. Add shortening and stir in eggs and milk.

Make a soft dough. Mix thoroughly together. Break dough into small pieces and roll each piece between palms of hands to form rolls about 1-½-" in length.

Flatten rolls slightly, and roll in sesame seeds. Place on cookie sheets about 3" apart. Bake at 375F for 12-15 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned. Makes 6 dozen cookies. Per serving: 48 Calories (kcal); 4g Total Fat; (69% calories from fat); trace Protein; 3g Carbohydrate; 5mg Cholesterol; 30mg Sodium Food Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; ½ Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates

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