Orange-Sesame Biscotti

Biscotti make a great holiday gift. The best way to package them is in a clear plastic airtight container; they store longer. To personalize the gift, use paint markers and ribbon to decorate.

Yield: 36 servings (serving size: 1 cookie)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 70
  • Calories from fat: 12%
  • Fat: 0.9g
  • Saturated fat: 0.2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.3g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.3g
  • Protein: 1.7g
  • Carbohydrate: 13.9g
  • Fiber: 0.3g
  • Cholesterol: 13mg
  • Iron: 0.7mg
  • Sodium: 40mg
  • Calcium: 22mg

Ingredients

  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons grated orange rind
  • 1 tablespoon thawed orange juice concentrate, undiluted
  • Cooking spray

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 325°.
  2. Combine first 7 ingredients in a bowl. Stir well; set aside. Combine eggs, egg white, vanilla, orange rind, and orange juice in a large bowl, and stir with a whisk. Add flour mixture, and stir until well-blended.
  3. Turn dough out onto a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Shape dough into two 13-inch-long rolls; flatten to 1-inch thickness. Bake at 325° for 25 minutes or until firm to the touch. Remove rolls from baking sheet; let cool 10 minutes on a wire rack.
  4. Reduce oven temperature to 275°.
  5. Cut each roll diagonally into 18 (1/2-inch) slices. Place slices, cut sides down, on baking sheet. Bake at 275° for 40 minutes (cookies will be slightly soft in center but will harden as they cool). Remove from baking sheet; let cool completely on wire rack.
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