People love cookies. And they really seem to love dunking cookies in coffee, tea or milk at The Pearl. Over the last few years, I have added biscottis to a second cookie jar. They have very little butter and are low in calories. I found this recipe in one of the Moosewood Restaurant Cookbooks. They have listed the calorie count at 127 calories per cookie. They are not a sweet cookie and can be very addicting.
You can toast almonds in a 350 deg oven for 5-10 min.
Preheat oven to 350 deg. Lightly oil a baking sheet or use Silpat or parchment paper.
Using an electric mixer or whisk, cream together:
¼ cup butter, room temperature
¾ cup sugar
Add to cream mixture:
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ tsp almond extract
2 tsp grated orange peel
½ cup chopped toasted almonds
In a separate bowl, combine:
2 ¼ cups all purpose flour
1 ½ tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
¼ tsp salt
Fold the wet ingredients into dry ingredients and press together to form an approx 12 x 3 inch log shape.
Press down on log to flatten into an inch thickness.
Bake on the top rack of a 350 deg oven for 20 min until slightly brown. Slide log onto cutting board. When cool, slice crosswise into ¾ inch pieces. Lay each biscotti cut side up on the baking sheet. Bake for 5 min on each side, using tongs to flop cookie over. Cool and enjoy.