Tasty Tuesday: Biscotti di Prato

dreamstime_5951647Last night I was chatting with a dear friend who had shared some lovely biscotti with me. I confessed to having HID the cookies to save them for my morning coffee. I think that a good biscotti is my favorite escort for my morning coffee. For years my boys called these Scotty cookies….for obvious reasons.

This is a purist’s biscotti. I know they come in all flavors nowadays, but this is still my favorite and my standby. When I just NEED biscotti, these are the biscotti that I NEED. These are incredibly easy and really not that labor intensive.

Biscotti di Prato

  • 3/4 c. whole almonds, toasted and halved (you can also buy slivered almonds and toast those. This will save you time)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 1 t. almond extract
  • 2 c. flour
  • 7/8 c. sugar
  • 1 t. soda
  • dash of salt

Mix all the ingredients together; dough will be very stiff. Form dough into two large logs on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 300 degrees for 50 minutes.

Take out of oven and slice the baked logs diagonally. Turn each slice on its side. Bake at 275 degrees for 12-13 minutes per side.

Let cool.

Dip in melted chocolate and let chill if desired.

The only bad thing about this recipe is that you can probably eat the entire batch of biscotti in one sitting if you have a pot of good coffee to dip them in!

Once you make homemade biscotti you will forever wonder why Starbucks can get away with charging so much for something so simple to make.

Barb Kelley