Grandma Jennie's Mustaccioli

My Nonna & mother used to make these wonderful spicy chocolate biscotti. We have tried to perfect the recipe over the years. I hope my Nonna Giulia & mother Giovanna (Jennie) are proud!!

Grandma Jennie's Mustaccioli


For 6 Dozen(s)

For the Cookies:

  • 1/4 cup scalded milk, cooled
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3 1/2 cup flour
  • 3 sticks butter, melted
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted
  • 4 ounces German sweet chocolate, melted
  • 1/8 cup citron, chopped fine
  • 1/4 cup raisins, chopped fine
  • 1/8 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup sugar

For the Glaze:

  • 4 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup orange juice or Grand Marnier
  • 1/4 teaspoon orange extract
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  1. For the Cookies:
  2. Mix melted butter & chocolates together & cool. Simmer raisins in water til plump & cool.
  3. Beat eggs til fluffy. Add sugar gradually. Stir in butter & chocolate. Place sifted flour, baking powder & fruit in large bowl. Make a well & add egg, sugar, chocolate & butter mixture. Add milk. Mix by hand.
  4. Dough will be tacky. Refrigerate overnight.
  5. Pinch dough & roll out to 1 inch thick & 12 inches long. Flatten slightly. Cut on the diagonal.
  6. Lightly grease cookie sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 5-10 minutes until top of cookie is not moist & slightly soft. DO NOT OVERCOOK.. Let the cookies cool
  7. For the Glaze
  8. Place liquid ingredients in a pan. Heat. Stir in sugar until dissolved.
  9. Dip cookies in glaze & allow to harden.


Sunday, 22 April 2018
These were the cookies my mother-in-law made! Hooray! Thank you. - Grandmachissy1

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