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Perfect cookies for coffee and/or tea

Appetizer
4 servings
20 min
35 min
Very Easy
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Ingredients

Number of serving: 4

1) Canestrelli (Dusted Butter Cookies):

3 1/3 cups (500 g) flour

1 2/3 cups (400 g) butter, softened

¾ cup sugar

2 lg. eggs

1 tea spoon vanilla

½ cup (75 g) confectioners? (icing) sugar, to dust


2) Biscotti di Prato:

1 cup blanched almonds

3 ½ cups flour

4 lg. eggs, lightly beaten

2 cups sugar

½ tea spoon baking powder

½ tea spoon salt

1 tea spoon vanilla

Preparation

  • 1) Canestrelli (Dusted Butter Cookies):
    Preheat the oven to 350ºF (180ºc). Sift the flour and add it to a mixing bowl of an electric mixer. Add the butter and mix until the mixture resembles course crumbs. Add sugar, the eggs, and the vanilla. Mix until a soft dough forms. Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to ½ - inch (1-cm) thick. Cut out the cookies with shaped cutters, transfer onto a buttered or lined baking sheet. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until golden. Cool on wire racks and dust with confectioners? (icing) sugar. Makes 4-5 dozen cookies, depending on the cookie size.
  • 2) Biscotti di Prato:
    Preheat the oven to 350ºF (180ºc). Toast the almonds until pale and golden brown, about 5 minutes, allow to cool, then chop coarsely. Place all the dry ingredients into a bowl and stir to mix. Add eggs and mix until well incorporated. Add the almonds. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Shape into long logs that are about 2-inches wide. Place on a lined or greased baking sheet and bake for about 20-30 minutes, until browned and risen. Take out of the oven and cool until it can be handled, then slice into thick pieces.Place back on the baking sheet and bake another 10-15 minutes until golden. Let cool on a rack. Makes about 3 dozen.





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