From the Kitchen of The Pearl of Seneca Lake B & B

Dundee, NY

Almond Biscottis

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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 to 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.


Almond Biscotti Recipe

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:
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ tsp almond extract
2 tsp grated orange peel Fold in:
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 at 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 flip cookie over. Cool and enjoy.