Nonna’s Walnut Biscotti

This recipe comes from Trina Mor of La Canada, California, who writes the inspiration for this recipe was her Italian grandmother. The recipe is featured in the on-line version of the Penzeys holiday catalog 2010. We don’t know if those recipes stay on the web permanently, though, so we have included the entire recipe here. This is the weblink.

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 Cup cooled melted butter or vegetable oil
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 3 Cups flour
  • 1 Cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350°. In a mixing bowl, cream together the eggs, sugar and VANILLA. Add cooled melted butter/oil and mix again. In a separate bowl sift together the salt, baking powder, baking soda and flour. Gradually add to the wet ingredients and mix until a sticky dough forms. Fold in the nuts. Turn the dough out onto a floured board and separate into 2 pieces. With floured hands, shape the dough into logs 10-12″ long and bake on a greased cookie sheet at 350° for about 30 minutes or until they are golden brown and firm to the touch. Remove from the oven. Reduce the oven temperature to 275°. When the logs have cooled a bit, cut into cookies about 1/2-inch thick and place them back on the cookie sheet, cut side up, and bake at 275° for 10 more minutes on each side.

Prep. time: 20 minutes
Baking time: 40 minutes
Serves: 3-4 dozen

Nutritional Information: Servings 24;
Serving Size 2 biscotti (47g); Calories 200; Calories from fat 100; Total fat 12g; Cholesterol 50mg; Sodium 160mg; Carbohydrate 21g; Dietary Fiber <1g.

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