Almond Biscotti

31 Mar

adapted from Joy of Baking

1 cup of almonds, chopped
2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar (next time I would reduce to 2/3 cup)
3 eggs
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
dash of cinnamon (optional)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a bowl whisk together the eggs and vanilla.

In the bowl of a mixer, add the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.  Mix.

While mixing, add in the egg/vanilla mixture.

While mixing, add in the almonds.  Mix until a cohesive dough forms.

Roll the dough out onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.  Form the dough into a log.

Bake for 30-40 minutes.

Remove from the oven, let cool slightly, then slice at a diagonal into thin slices.  These will be the shape of your biscotti.

Line up on the baking sheet so that they are standing from their base.  Leave space in between the slices – you want them to “dry out”.

Put back in the oven and bake for another 15-30 minutes until they reach the desired consistency (become super crumbly).

Store in an airtight container (I wonder if these would freeze well?) or serve with tea!

**Next time I’d like to try these with 50% whole wheat, reduce sugar to 2/3 cup and maybe with some orange zest**

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