*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                   Biscotti with Almonds/Orange/Chocolate
 
 Recipe By     : Jo Anne Merrill
 Serving Size  : 60   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cookies
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    8      Ounces        unsalted butter -- 2 sticks
    1 1/2  Cups          sugar
    3      Tablespoons   orange rind -- finely grated
    2      Tablespoons   vanilla extract -- pure vanilla
    6      Cups          all-purpose flour
    1      Tablespoon    baking powder
    1      Teaspoon      salt
    6                    eggs -- beaten
      1/4  Cup           amaretto
    2      Cups          almonds, blanched -- toasted,sliced
    2      Cups          chocolate chips -- or pieces
 
 Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In an electric mixing bowl,
 combine butter, sugar, orange peel and vanilla; beat until
 light and creamy.  Sift together the dry ingredients.  With
 the mixer on slow, add dry ingredients to butter mixture and
 mix until thoroughly combined.  Slowly add eggs and
 amaretto. Add almonds and chocolate just until combined.
 Remove dough to a floured surface and form into two flat
 logs about 4 inches wide and the length of your cookie
 sheet.  Lay the logs onto buttered sheets and place on lower
 rack of the oven.  Bake until lightly browned, about 45
 minutes.
 Remove to a rack to cool.    With a serrated knife, cut the
 loaves into half-inch slices, placing the cut slices flat
 oon the cookie sheet. To make crisp, return them to the
 lower rack of the oven and cook until golden, 15-20 minutes.
  Remove the slices to a wire rack to cool then store in an
 airtight container.  Use a decorative tin for gift giving.
 NOTE: If the biscotti lose their crispness, repeat the
 crisping stage.
 Jo Anne Merrill,  recipe from the San Diego Union  9/1/93
 
 
 PRODIGY (R) interactive personal service         09/23/93         8:40 PM
 
 
 
 
                    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -