Prep 30 mins
Cook 15 mins
Although they are called "biscotti", they are not a biscotti in the true sense (ie: twice baked)they are really more like a cookie. They are very easy to make and are a traditional part of every Italian cookie/pastry tray, especially for weddings and other festive/special occaisions. They are also very good any old time, with a cup of coffee or a cappuccino :)
- 1 1⁄2 cups sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1⁄4 teaspoon grated fresh lemon rind
- 2 1⁄8 cups pastry flour
- 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
- 3 tablespoons pine nuts
- Place sugar and eggs in the top of a double boiler.
- Over hot but not boiling water, beat until mixture is lukewarm.
- Remove from over hot water and continue beating until mixture is foaming and cold.
- Slowly add lemon rind and flour, and blend in gently.
- Drop mixture by teaspoons full onto a buttered and floured baking sheet, leaving a space of 1 inch between them.
- Sprinkle with confectioner's sugar and pine nuts.
- Let cookies stand for 10 minutes.
- Bake in a preheated 375°F oven for 15 minutes.