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How to Make Delicious Biscotti
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.Continue to 2 of 10 below.
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Mix Dry Ingredients
Preheat oven to recipe-prescribed temperature. Grease baking sheet.
In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients with a wire whisk.Continue to 3 of 10 below.
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Combine Wet Ingredients
Cream the butter until fluffy. Slowly add sugar until combined. Add eggs one at a time. And then extract. Mix all until completely combined.Continue to 4 of 10 below.
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Finish Making the Dough
Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture. Mix well.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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Stir in Nuts
Hand stir-in any additional ingredients like nuts, chocolate pieces or dried fruits.Continue to 6 of 10 below.
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Dividing the Dough
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.Continue to 7 of 10 below.
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After the First Baking
This is how the biscotti will look after the first baking. The edges will be browned and the logs will expand slightly.Continue to 8 of 10 below.
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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.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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The Second Baking
Bake the sliced biscotti for 5 minutes. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and turn each cookie over. Bake for another 5 minutes.Continue to 10 of 10 below.
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Cooling the Cookies
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. If you like this recipe you may also want to try other variations, such as gingerbread biscotti.