Sunday, December 19, 2010

Marina's Hazelnut Biscotti

Basic Cookie Dough

5 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1 cup butter
4 eggs and 4 egg yolks
4 tsp baking powder
2 tsp any extract
1 1/2 cups hazelnuts or any nuts

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Mix butter, sugar, and eggs (4 whole) thoroughly. Add extract. Sift together flour and baking powder and add to the egg mixture. At a low speed, add 4 egg yolks and nuts. Add flour as needed until dough is not sticky.

Divide dough in half and add cocoa to one half.

Roll each half of dough into 2 ropes. Place ropes on well greased baking sheet. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until very firm to the touch.

Let cool.

Slice ropes at an angle and place side down on baking sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes again or until golden brown.

For Christmas add Craisins and pistachios.

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