A few years back my daughter-in-law and a few of her friends wanted to learn how to make biscotti. I gave everyone different recipes so they could collect all of the ingredients, make the dough and we would bake them all at my home. A lot of fun and a lot of different flavors. This is a cookie you can do anything with. The following recipe is the traditional one and I will provide more of the ones we liked in the future.
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 cups walnuts, coarsely chopped
- 1 cup butter, melted
- 1/4 cup aniseed
- 1/4 cup anisette
- 2 tbsp. water
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 6 eggs, room temperature
- 5-1/2 cups flour
- 1 tbsp. baking powder
Mix sugar, nuts, butter, aniseed, anisette, water and vanilla. Beat in eggs one at a time. Combine flour and baking powder and stir into mixture. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 3 hours.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees and spray baking sheets with a cooking spray. Divide dough into 5 pieces and shape each into long loaf 1/2-inch high and 2 inches wide, spacing 4 inches apart. Bake until firm to touch, about 20 minutes. Let cool for 30 minutes and maintain oven temperature at 375 degrees/
Cut loaves diagonally into 1/2 to 3/4-inch thick slices. Arrange slices cut side down on baking sheets. Bake until light brown, about 7 minutes on each side.
Makes about 6 dozen
Recipe by cooking with aunt juju https://cookingwithauntjuju.com/2012/01/12/biscotti/