chef George's Biscotti from George Hirsch Lifestyle TV series
Makes 3 ½ dozen cookies
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1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup pure cane granulated sugar
3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 Tablespoon baking powder
3 drops pure almond, or anise extract
1/2 cup mixed pistachios pieces and slivered almonds
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, beat together the oil, eggs, sugar and almond flavoring until well blended. Combine the flour and baking powder, and nuts. Stir into the egg mixture to form a heavy dough.
Place dough on parchment lined sheet pan, divide dough into two pieces. Form each piece into a roll as long as your sheet pan. Press down to 1/2 inch thickness and with a rolling stick even out top height of dough by rolling evenly and gently.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until a light golden brown. Remove the two biscotti bars from the baking sheet to cool on a wire rack. When cookies are cool enough to handle, slice each one crosswise into 1/2 inch slices. Place the slices cut side up back onto the baking sheet. Bake for an additional 4-5 minutes on each side or until slices should be lightly toasted.
Cool, and store for two weeks in a tightly sealed container.
Tip: Save the biscotti crumbs when slicing cookies, they make an ideal topping on gelato and ice cream.
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