What’s cooking Wednesday (Almond Biscotti)

When I went to Italy, I met a guy while riding a train. He gave me his family’s recipe for biscotti and I decided to make it. It was very good.

3/4 cup butter
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1.5 tsp vanilla
2.5 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp cinnamon
3/4 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
1 cup sliced almonds

Preheat the oven to 350F and grease a 9×13 inch baking sheet

Using an electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugar. Add in the eggs and vanilla and continue mixing until light, fluffy, and pale yellow (small peaks should form).

Mix together the dry ingredients (flour, cinnamon, baking powder, salt)

Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix well.

Stir the sliced almonds into the dough

Roll dough out onto the baking sheets to form 12 inch x 2.5 inch x 0.5 inch logs

Bake in the oven at 350 F for 30 minutes

Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes. When cool to touch, slice the biscotti on a diagonal in 1/2 inch slices

Arrange the biscotti on the side and allow to bake for 10 more minutes flipping the sides over midway through.

After this, store in an airtight container, or serve immediately with coffee.