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Vanilla Biscotti Recipe

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6 tablespoons salted butter
2/3 cup Sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 teaspoons Vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoons Baking powder
2 eggs ( large )
2 cups all-purpose flour

Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease one large cookie sheet or Biscotti Pan.

In a mixing bowl, beat the butter, sugar, salt, vanilla and baking powder until the mixture is smooth. Mix in any additional ingredients you desire (See note.) Beat in the eggs. The batter may look curdled. Put your mixer on a low speed and add the flour, stirring until smooth. Place dough onto the prepared baking sheet.

Shape the dough into one log or two depending on how big you want your biscotti. Straighten the logs, and smooth their tops and sides with a rubber spatula and rolling pin.

Bake the dough for 25 minutes. Remove from the oven.

Reduce the heat to 325F. While the oven heat is reducing let the dough cool on the counter. Once cooled down use a serrated knife and cut the dough into 1/2 inch wide slices. Separate the biscotti slices and place back in the oven.

Bake for 30 minutes.

Place on a rack to cool and store in an airtight container.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
2 dozen biscotti
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
ince this is a basic recipe here are some ideas for some added flavor.
Dried fruit: Apple pieces, craisins, fig,
Nuts: Almonds, pistachio, walnuts
Spices: Cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin spice
Extracts: Almond, lemon, orange
Chocolate: Melt the chocolate and dip the biscotti or mix in chocolate chips.

A good starting point when adding spices is with one teaspoon.
When adding dried fruit or nuts a good amount is 1/4 cup.
Adding additional extracts start with 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon.




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