These are cookies that have adorned our family holiday trays over the past few years as well as a few candies made as well. While we have enjoyed all the cookies tried, these were the very best of the best.
A family recipe as far as I know, and my father's very favorite cookie by far. They freeze well and actually keep quite a long time in an airtight container at room temp - if they don't all disappear first. ;o) A bit of work, but differently delicious and makes a LOT! Prep time does not include chilling dough.
This is quick and easy! Chilling makes handling these easier. Option for a lemon glazed cookie--all you have to do is in place of the water use the frozen lemon concentrate for a real tart cookie and/or use lemon cake mix. Then mix a bunch of powdered sugar with the frozen lemon contentrate thats at room temperature for a nice tart icing!
Pictures uploaded here on Nov 27 using carrot cake mix, 1/4 cup coconut, 1/4 cup chopped nuts then sprinkled with cinnamon sugar before and after baking.
Dec 10 used chocolate cake mix and chocolate mint chips.
Biscotti is used to describe a long, dry, hard twice baked cookie with a curved top and a flat bottom designed for dunking into wine or coffee. The name biscotti is derived from 'bis' meaning twice in Italian and 'cotto' meaning baked or cooked. These are very nice glazed or dipped in white chocolate. Enjoy. Don't let all the steps bother you.
These cookies are known for their delicate texture and flavor and can be found on VeryBestBaking.com's website drizzled with chocolate for extra pizzazz. They are also included in the Zaar World Tour 2005 swap, Mexico.
Unless you have an air-convection oven, don't be tempted to bake two trays in the oven at one time, these have to bake in the middle of the oven. These will become a holiday favorite, they are in my house! These cookies will keep well up to 2 weeks if covered in an air-tight container.