Cantucci Baresi - Almond Biscotti ___

Cantucci Baresi - Almond Biscotti

Ingredients

For the Cookies:

  • 1 pound lightly toasted whole almonds
  • 1 pound all purpose flour
  • 0.5 pound sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 lemons, zest only
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 egg for the egg wash

Directions

Pre-heat the oven at 350F.

Cut the almonds in half.

In a large bowl mix 4 eggs and all the other ingredients.

Roll the dough into 3 logs of about 1 1/2" thick and place them on a baking sheet lined with baking paper.

Beat the remaining egg into an egg wash and with a brush spread it over the logs.

Bake at 350F for 30 mins.

Remove from oven and cut the logs with a large sharp knife in slices of 1/2" wide.

Put all the Cantucci back on the baking sheet and bake for 25 mins. and 300F.