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Becky Luigart-Stayner; Jan Gautro Photo by: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Jan Gautro

Pine Nut Biscotti

Crunchy and lightly sweet, these are great with espresso or French roast coffee after dinner. Though any nuts will work, pine nuts offer sophisticated taste.

Cooking Light DECEMBER 2007

  • Yield: 2 1/2 dozen (serving size: 1 biscotto)

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour (about 13 1/2 ounces)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs

Preparation

Preheat oven to 325°.

Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Stir in pine nuts. Combine 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons water, rind, vanilla, and eggs, stirring with a whisk. Add egg mixture to flour mixture, stirring until well blended (dough will be dry and crumbly). Knead dough lightly in bowl 7 or 8 times or until a dough forms (dough will be sticky). Divide dough in half. Shape each portion into an 8-inch-long roll. Place rolls 6 inches apart on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper; flatten each roll to 1-inch thickness.

Bake at 325° for 30 minutes. Remove rolls from baking sheet (do not turn oven off); cool 10 minutes on a wire rack.

Cut each roll diagonally into 15 (1/2-inch-thick) slices using a serrated knife. Place slices, cut sides down, on baking sheet. Bake at 325° for 15 minutes. Turn cookies over, and bake an additional 10 minutes (cookies will be slightly soft in center but will harden as they cool). Remove from baking sheet; cool completely on wire racks.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 94
  • Calories from fat: 21%
  • Fat: 2.2g
  • Saturated fat: 0.3g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.6g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.9g
  • Protein: 2.2g
  • Carbohydrate: 16.6g
  • Fiber: 0.4g
  • Cholesterol: 21mg
  • Iron: 0.8mg
  • Sodium: 84mg
  • Calcium: 14mg
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