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Biscotti #2

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Servings: 36
Categories: Biscotti / Cookies / Desserts

1 3/4  C  Flour
1/2  Tsp  Baking powder
1/2  Tsp  Baking soda
1/8  Tsp  Salt
1/2  C  Butter, sweet, softened
1  C  Sugar
2    Egg
1  Tbsp  Lemon peel, grated
1 1/2  tsp  Vanilla extract
1/2  tsp  Almond extract
1 1/2  c  Pine nuts
2  tsp  Anise seed (crushed)

Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl. Cream margarine, add sugar, beat in eggs one at a time until light. Add flour mixture and blend well. Blend in lemon peel and vanilla and almond extracts. Mix in pine nuts and anise seed . Mix until just blended. Cover dough and chill about 2 hours. Preheat oven to 350. Butter and flour 2 baking sheets. Divide dough into 4 pieces. Flour hands and roll each piece into 1 1/2 inch round log. DOUGH IS STICKY. Put 2 logs on each baking sheet - spaced about 4 inches apart. Bake until tops are lightly browned or about 18 minutes. Cool slightly on baking sheets. Transfer logs to a cutting board. Cut crosswise into 1/2 inch thick slices. Put cut side down on baking sheet. Bake about another 10 minutes. Cool on wire rack.

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