ITALIAN CHRISTMAS BISCOTTI

 

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Ingredients

  • 1?2 Cupbutter
  • 3?4 Cup sugar
  • 2 lg. eggs
  • 3 Cup flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1?2 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 1 1?4 tsp. cloves
  • 1 1?4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 3/8 cup (or 6 TBS) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 oz. of very strong cold coffee
  • 3?4 cup chopped hazelnuts or walnuts or pecans or almonds
  • (whatever you prefer)

Directions

  • Cream butter and sugar, add eggs, mix well.
  • Mix in the cocoa powder until well blended.
  • Mix in the cold coffee.
  • Put in flour (don’t mix yet) and on top of the flour, put in the baking powder, salt, cloves, cinnamon.
  • Mix well. (if dough is too crumbly, add some drops of coffee until it holds together.)
  • Mix in the nuts. (remember, any dough made with coffee has a kind of shiny tacky feel)
  • Spray a large cookie sheet with cooking spray.
  • Press dough on tray and make a rectangle (all the dough at once on the tray) about 1” thick
  • Bake 350º for 1?2 hour.
  • Cut 1” wide biscottis - vertical.
  • Then return to the oven at 300 for another 20 min.
  • Turn oven down to 200º and leave them in a couple hours until they are completely dried out.
  • Melt white chocolate according to the package instructions (2 oz should do it but more or less according to your taste.
  • Store in an airtight container.
  • Lasts a couple weeks!

Notes

I haven't yet made these but the recipe is very similar to one I have made.

Categories: European 

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