Biscottini

Almond Biscottini... so delicate and delicious!


Biscottini

Ingredients

For 2 Dozen(s)

For the Cookies:

  • 1 pound raw almonds
  • 1/2 pound sugar
  • 2 lemons, zest only
  • 3 egg whites

For the Icing:

  • 3/4 pound powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
 
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Directions

  1. To prepare the paste, boil the almonds and remove the peel. Once they are cold and somewhat dry, put them in a food processor or a blender and chop them finely.
  2. Put the chopped almonds in a bowl, add the lemon zest, the sugar and egg whites. Mix until the egg whites dilute the sugar and the mixture becomes a paste.
  3. Take a lump of dough, roll it into a stick about 8" long and 1/2" thick. Press with a fork to flatten it and create ridges with the teeth of the fork. Cut the strip of dough with a knife in rhomboid shapes about 1 1/2" long.
  4. Place all the cookies on a baking sheet and bake for 10 mins. at 350F. Let them cool.
  5. Make your icing my mixing the milk and sugar. The icing should be a thick liquid.
  6. With a brush apply the icing on each cookie to cover the top.
  7. Let the icing dry completely for several hours.
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Recipe Notes

These beautiful cookies are traditionally made at Easter but in the good old days were also served at weddings as part of a plate of cookies that the bride would give to all guests of the wedding to take home.

Reviews

3
Thursday, 08 September 2016
this recipe was very very delicious!!! i would have given it 4 pots but i wanted to note that the ic...
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- sud_italiano
4
Thursday, 08 September 2016
I want to make them but could you use almond paste instead - islandteal


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