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Basic Biscotti

This biscotti is the perfect Christmas treat

Course Snack
Cuisine Italian
Prep 20 minutes
Cook 45 minutes
Total 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 30 biscotti
Calories 99 kcal
Author Michelle

Ingredients

  • 1/4 pound butter, softened (1 stick )
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose unbleached flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
US Customary - Metric

Directions

  1. 1. Preheat your oven to 375F.
  2. 2. Cream the sugar and butter together until fluffy, add the eggs one at a time along, and then add the extract. Scrape your bowl if needed to make sure everything is smoothly mixed and incorporated. Whisk the flour, baking powder and salt together in a separate bowl. Add it gradually to the creamed mixture and mix just until a dough forms and pulls away from the sides of the bowl.
  3. 3. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface and rub your hands with a little flour. Divide the dough in two and form each half into a log about 4 inches wide by 10 inches long. Bake on parchment lined baking sheets until lightly browned and small cracks form on top, about 25 minutes. Remove from oven and cool slightly on the baking sheets. Transfer the logs to a cutting board. Slice on the diagonal in generous 1/2 inch slices - this is easiest by using a straight down chopping motion with a good santuko or chef’s knife. Place them with the cut side up on parchment lined baking trays and bake another approximately 16-20 minutes or until slightly browned, turning over half way through the baking. Cool completely on a wire rack.
Nutrition Facts
Basic Biscotti
Amount Per Serving
Calories 99 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 19mg6%
Sodium 70mg3%
Potassium 29mg1%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 110IU2%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.