Prep 20 mins
Cook 50 mins
So yummy and quite healthy: 84 calories each, 1 g of fat. From Cooking Light's November 2000 issue (my favorite issue)
- 2 3⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon good vanilla extract
- 3 large eggs
- cooking spray
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 large egg white
- Preheat Oven to 350 degrees F.
- Measure flour into a large bowl using the scoop and level method.
- Add 1 cup sugar, baking powder and salt.
- Mix oil, vanilla and whole eggs in a small bowl, and add to the large bowl (your dough will be dry and quite crumbly).
- Turn dough out onto a floured surface and knead 7 or 8 times.
- Divide in half. Shape each portion into a roll about 8 inches long, and place them six or so inches apart on a cookie sheet lined with parchment.
- Flatten each roll to 1 inch thick.
- Combine the 2 tablespoons sugar and cinnamon, then gently brush the tops of the rolls with the egg white and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
- Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
- Remove from the sheet and cool for 15 minutes.
- Cut diagonally into 1/2 inch slices and lay them cut sides down on the cookie sheet again.
- Reduce oven temp to 325 degrees F and then bake 10 more minutes, turn over and bake 10 more. They'll be soft in the middle but will harden as they cool.
- Cool completely on a wire rack.
I made this with a stand mixer, so I had no problem kneading the dough into submission. I used wet hands to form the logs and that makes a huge difference. I did not eyeball any ingredients, and my extra care was reflected in the taste - a biscotti lightly kissed by cinnamon, not overpowered by it.
I have made these a number of times, and they always come out perfectly. They are simple to put together and taste delicious. I love to dunk them in my morning coffee or some hot chocolate. I'm actually making these for Christmas gifts. I made two other varieties of biscotti (the recipes are on zaar), but these ones are by far the best! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe for all of us!
Just tried these out, and they came out great! I only made half of the recipe, and kept everything the same except that I used a sugar substitute and added some cinnamon to the dough. I will definitely make them again!