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Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Courtney's Biscotti Recipe
My daughter makes these wonderful biscotti cookies and lately I have been craving them. I'll have to hold off a bit in making them though, as I've been indulging a bit to much of late on other homemade goodies. This was one of the first posts on my blog and as I've had a few requests for the recipe, I'm doing a repost on it. I think you'll agree that they are one of the best biscotti cookies you will taste. They're not as hard as some, which makes them easier to enjoy.
INGREDIENTS: 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1 cup white sugar 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 3 eggs 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 tablespoon anise extract, or 3 drops anise oil
DIRECTIONS Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, beat together the oil, eggs, sugar and anise flavoring until well blended. Combine the flour and baking powder, stir into the egg mixture to form a heavy dough. Divide dough into two pieces. Form each piece into a roll as long as your cookie sheet. Place roll onto the prepared cookie sheet, and press down to 1/2 inch thickness.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown. Remove from the baking sheet to cool on a wire rack. When the cookies are cool enough to handle, slice each one crosswise into 1/2 inch slices. Place the slices cut side up back onto the baking sheet. Bake for an additional 6 to 10 minutes on each side. Slices should be lightly toasted.
You can dip the biscotti cookies into melted chocolate and let harden for a nice variation.
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