Biscotti di Prato

Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano Restaurant Recipe

3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
2 large eggs
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup almonds, sliced

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, beat together the sugar and butter. Gradually
add the eggs, one at a time. Add the almond extract, baking powder, salt and cinnamon and beat until just blended. Slowly add the flour, blending on low speed. Stir in the almonds, mix for 30 seconds. Form the dough into a 12 x 3 inch log on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.

Place in the oven and bake until lightly golden, about 40 minutes. Cool for 30 minutes. Cut diagonally into 3/4 inch slices. Reduce oven to 300 degrees. Arrange the slices cut side down and bake 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown. Transfer from the baking sheet and allow to cool for about 1 hour.
Makes 2 dozen.

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