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Almond Citrus Biscotti Recipe

"Often, I'll package some of my home-baked biscotti with a mug and a special blend of coffee to give as a gift," says Claire Brogren of Winside, New York.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling YIELD:24 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Dash salt
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely ground almonds

Directions

  • 1. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add 3 eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Beat in lemon peel, orange peel and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Divide dough into four portions; shape each into an 8-in. x 2-in. rectangle on ungreased baking sheets.
  • 2. In a small bowl, lightly beat remaining egg; brush evenly over dough. Sprinkle with almonds.
  • 3. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for 5 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board; cut diagonally with a serrated knife into 3/4-in. slices. Place cut side down on ungreased baking sheets.
  • 4. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown, turning once. Cool on wire racks. Store in an airtight container. Yield: about 4 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 169 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 46 mg cholesterol, 89 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.