How to Make Biscotti-A Delicious Recipe

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    How to Make Delicious Biscotti

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    Biscotti. Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli

    Biscotti are perfect eaten all by themselves, with a glass of milk or with a hot cup of tea or coffee.

    Biscotti also makes the ultimate edible gift.

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    Making Biscotti

    Orange-Pecan Biscotti Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
    Orange-Pecan Biscotti. Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli

    Here are the step-by-step instructions, including photos, for making Biscotti.

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    Step One - How to Make Biscotti - Mix Dry Ingredients

    2009 Mix Dry Ingredients for Biscotti Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
    Mix Dry Ingredients for Biscotti. 2009 Mix Dry Ingredients for Biscotti Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com

    Preheat oven to recipe-prescribed temperature. Grease baking sheet.

    In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients with a wire whisk.

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    Step Two - How to Make Biscotti - Combine Wet Ingredients

    2009 Cream Wet Ingredients for Biscotti Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
    Cream Wet Ingredients for Biscotti. 2009 Cream Wet Ingredients for Biscotti Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com

    Cream the butter until fluffy. Slowly add sugar until combined. Add eggs one at a time. And then extract. Mix all until completely combined.

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    Step Three - How to Make Biscotti - Finish Making the Dough

    2009 Add Dry to Wet Ingredients for Biscotti Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
    Add Dry to Wet Ingredients for Biscotti. 2009 Add Dry to Wet Ingredients for Biscotti Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com

    Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture. Mix well.

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    Step Four - How to Make Biscotti - Finish Making the Dough

    2009 Add Nuts to Biscotti Dough Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
    Add Nuts to Biscotti Dough. 2009 Add Nuts to Biscotti Dough Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com

    Hand stir-in any additional ingredients like nuts, chocolate pieces or dried fruits.

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    Step Five - How to Make Biscotti - Dividing the Dough

    2009 Biscotti Dough on Baking Sheet Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
    Biscotti Dough on Baking Sheet. 2009 Biscotti Dough on Baking Sheet Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com

    Evenly divide the dough into 2 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.

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    Step Six - How to Bake Biscotti - After First Baking

    2009 Biscotti After 1st Baking Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
    Biscotti After 1st Baking. 2009 Biscotti After 1st Baking Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com

    This is how the biscotti will look after the first baking. The edges will be browned and the logs will expand slightly.

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    Step Seven - How to Make Biscotti - Cutting Logs

    2009 Slicing Biscotti Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
    Slicing Biscotti. 2009 Slicing Biscotti Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com

    Once the logs are cool enough to handle, slice them into 1/2-inch slices. Place slices on baking sheet, as many as possible. (I was able to use one large baking sheet for the entire recipe.)

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    Step Eight - How to Make Biscotti - The Second Baking

    2009 Biscotti Second Baking Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
    Biscotti Second Baking. 2009 Biscotti Second Baking Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com

    Bake the sliced biscotti for 5 minutes. Remove baking sheet from the oven and turn each cookie over. Bake for another 5 minutes.

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    Step Nine - How to Make Biscotti - Cooling the Cookies

    2009 Cooling Biscotti Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
    Cooling Biscotti. 2009 Cooling Biscotti Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com

    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.

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