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Aunt Jean's Almond Biscotti Recipe

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Aunt Jean
Added: Saturday, July 19, 2008


2 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp. anise seeds
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 stick butter, room temperature
1 c. sugar
1 tsp. grated orange zest
2 eggs
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. almond extract
1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped almonds
1/2 c. golden raisins

Preheat oven to 325F.
1. Combine flour, anise seeds, baking powder and salt in bowl.
2. Beat butter, sugar and orange zest until fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time. Add vanilla and almond extract.
3. Gradually beat in the flour mixture. Stir in almonds and raisins.
4. Form dough into 2 logs about 1 1/2"wide by 14" long. Put on a baking sheet about 3" apart. Bake at 325F until golden brown, or about 45 minutes.
5. Cool; reduce oven temperature to 250F. Cut logs into 1/2" slices and put cut side up (or on edges) on the baking sheet. Bake until dried, about 30 to 40 minutes.




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