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Biscotti Aloha

Author/Submitted by: Biscotti by Lou Seibert Pappas
Servings: 48
Categories: Biscotti / Cookies / Desserts

Ingredients:
1/2  cup  butter
3/4  cup  sugar
2  large  eggs
2  tablespoons  milk
1/4  teaspoon  almond extract
2  cups  all-purpose flour, plus 2 tablespoons
1 1/2  teaspoons  baking powder
1/4  teaspoon  ground nutmeg
1/4  teaspoon  salt
2/3  cup  macadamia nuts
1/2  cup  coconut shreds

Directions:
In a mixing bowl cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, milk, and almond extract. In a bowl combine the flour, baking powder, nutmeg, and salt. Add to the creamed mixture, mixing until blended. Fold in nuts and coconut. Divide dough in half. On a greased and floured baking sheet pat out into two logs about 1/2 inch high, 1 1/2 inches wide and 14 inches long, spacing them at 2" apart. Bake in the middle of a preheated 325 degree oven for 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Transfer from the baking sheet to a rack. Let cool for 5 minutes. Place on a cutting board. With a serrated knife slice diagonally on a 45 degree angle about 1/2" thick. Lay the slices flat on the baking sheet and return to the oven for 10 minutes longer, longer, turning them over once, to dry slightly. Let cool on a rack. Store in a tightly covered container.

Macadamias and coconut bring the Hawaiian touch to these winning biscotti


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