Italian Cristilini Cookies

Posted by: Schmitty 10-10-99 12:04 PM

Italian Cristilini Cookies (Biscotti)

1/2 pound butter
2 cups sugar
8 eggs
1 ounce whole anise seeds
4 cups flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 pound almonds (sliced)

Cream butter and sugar together well. Beat in eggs alternately with flour, baking powder and salt sifted together. Add sliced almonds with anise seeds; mix into dough. Chill at least 2 hours.

Preheat oven to 350 F. Divide into six parts.

On a floured board, roll each ball of dough into very long narrow loaf. Place two each on cookie sheets.

Bake for 35 minutes or until done and very light golden brown. While still warm, cut into 1/2 inch slices. Toast under broiler lightly on both sides.

Cool and store in tins. May be served with wine.

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