Almond Biscotti

Ingredients

How to Prepare

   Almond biscotti

   Flour (3 cups)

   Sugar (1 ½ cups)

   Vanilla extract (1 tsp.)

   Baking powder (1 heaping tsp.)

   Almond extract (1 tsp.)

   Powdered sugar (optional)

   Eggs (5)

   Non-salted almonds (2 cups – roasted)

 

 

 

   

Steps:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Separate 1 egg.
    1. Keep the egg white in a small dish. 
  3. Mix the 4 whole eggs and the separated yolk.
  4. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the eggs with sugar.
  5. Add vanilla and almond extract. Mix.
  6. In a large mixing bowl, mix the flour, salt, and baking powder.
  7. Combine the contents of the medium mixing bowl with the flour mixture. 
    1. Mix with a wooden spoon.
  8. Add in the almonds and continue mixing. 
  9. Sprinkle some flour on a countertop and empty the mixing bowl onto it. 
  10. Knead the dough in the flour. 
  11. Split the dough in half. 
  12. Roll each half into 2 inch wide and 1 foot long log of dough.
    1. Keep the rolls consistent to cook evenly. 
  13. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper and place the rolls side-by-side.
    1. Leave enough room to expand. 
  14. Add some water to the separated egg white and coat each roll with the mixture using a brush.
  15. Put in the oven for 20 – 30 minutes until the top is browned and crisp.
  16. When the rolls are still warm but cool enough to touch, place them onto a cutting board. 
  17. Slice each roll diagonally into ¾ inch wide pieces.
  18. Remove the parchment paper form the baking sheet and place each slice on its side, with on side facing up and one side touching the sheet. 
  19. Put back in the oven and cook for another 15 minutes.
  20. If desired, fill a small strainer with powdered sugar and tap the side with a knife to lightly dust the cookies. Enjoy!