How to Make Biscotti

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    How to Make Delicious Biscotti

    Finished biscotti
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    Biscotti are perfect eaten all by themselves, with a glass of milk or with a hot cup of tea or coffee. It also makes the ultimate edible gift.

    Here are the step-by-step instructions, including photos, for making Biscotti. If you're looking into making baked goods for holiday or year-round treats, then this is perfect for you. 

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    Mix Dry Ingredients

    Mix Dry Ingredients for Biscotti
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    Preheat oven to recipe-prescribed temperature. Grease baking sheet.

    In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients with a wire whisk.

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    Combine Wet Ingredients

    Cream Wet Ingredients for Biscotti
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    Cream the butter until fluffy. Slowly add sugar until combined. Add eggs one at a time. And then extract. Mix all until completely combined.

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    Finish Making the Dough

    Add Dry to Wet Ingredients for Biscotti
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    Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture. Mix well.

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    Stir in Nuts

    Add Nuts to Biscotti Dough
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    Hand stir-in any additional ingredients like nuts, chocolate pieces or dried fruits.

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    Dividing the Dough

    Biscotti Dough on Baking Sheet
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    Evenly divide the dough into two portions. Form those portions into 12-inch long logs. Place on prepared cookie sheet. Slightly flatten out the tops of rolls so that they are 1 to 1 1/2 inches tall.

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    After the First Baking

    Biscotti After 1st Baking
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    This is how the biscotti will look after the first baking. The edges will be browned and the logs will expand slightly.

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    Cutting Logs

    Slicing Biscotti
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    Once the logs are cool enough to handle, slice them into 1/2-inch slices. Place slices on a baking sheet, as many as possible.

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    The Second Baking

    Biscotti Second Baking
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    Bake the sliced biscotti for 5 minutes. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and turn each cookie over. Bake for another 5 minutes.

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    Cooling the Cookies

    Cooling Biscotti
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    Leave cookies on baking sheet for 2 minutes and then move them to a wire rack. Cool completely before storing them in an airtight container.