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Biscotti D'amaretti

Author/Submitted by: Shoprite Super Markets Italian Cookbook
Servings: 1
Categories: Biscotti / Cookies / Desserts

3 1/4  cups  all-purpose flour
2 1/2  teaspoons  baking powder
1/2  cup  butter or margarine, softened
1  cup  sugar
3    eggs
2  teaspoons  lemon peel, finely shredded
1/4  teaspoon  almond extract
1  pinch  saffron, if desired
1/2  cup  almonds, finely chopped,toast
1    egg white

Combine flour and baking powder. In large mixer bowl beat butter and sugar until blended. Beat in eggs, lemon peel, almond extract and saffron. Beat in flour mixture until well blended. Stir in almonds. Divide dough in half. Shape each portion into a 12x2x1-inch loaf. Place 6 inches apart on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Beat the egg white until foamy. Brush over tops of loaves. Bake in 375F oven 20 to 25 minutes or until light brown. Cool on cookie sheet about 1 hour. Cut each loaf diagonally into 1/2- inch thick slices. Lay slices, cut side down, on cookie sheet. Bake in a 325F oven 10 minutes longer or until dry and crisp. Cool on wire rack. These cookies are good made several days ahead and stored in a paper bag to soften slightly. To store longer, place in a covered container. Makes about 36 cookies.

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