Biscotti originated from the Latin word biscoctus, meaning “twice-cooked/baked”. Its origins date back to Roman times when certain foods needed to be completely dried so that they could be stored for long periods of time.
Today, biscotti are made using many different ingredients. Almonds, pistachios, raisins, cranberries, and lemon & orange zest make for great flavors in this cookie. Best of all… this cookie is so easy to make.
1/3 cup butter (room temp.)
2/3 cup sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups All Purpose Flour
Zest of 1 orange
1 cup raisins
Combine sugar, baking powder & salt with the butter.
* Substitute anise for vanilla, lemon for orange, cranberries for raisins or add 1 cup of chopped nuts to make your own biscotti.