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Christmas Biscotti


Bring a bit of Italian heritage into your home this Christmas with these scrumptious cookies that contain a hint of orange.













Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free, Very low in sodium, Low Sodium


½ cup butter
or margarine
1 cup sugar
2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon star anise
2 large eggs
1 each egg yolks
3 cups all-purpose flour
½ cup candied cherries
red, chopped
½ cup candied fruit
1 tablespoon orange zest
finely shredded
1 each egg whites
1 tablespoon sugar


Beat butter or margarine in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add the 1 cup sugar, baking powder, and aniseed. Beat until well combined. Beat in whole eggs and egg yolk.

Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in remaining flour, candied fruits, and orange peel with a spoon. Divide dough in half.

Shape each half into an 11x2x1 inch loaf. Place on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Stir together egg white and 1 teaspoon water. Brush over dough. Sprinkle with the 1 tablespoon. sugar.

Bake in a 375℉ (190℃) oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until light brown. Cool on sheet for 1 hour. Cut each loaf diagonally into ½-inch slices.

Place slices, cut side up on an ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake in a 325F oven for 10 minutes. Turn slices over; bake 10 to 13 minutes more or until crisp. Cool on wire racks.

Makes 35. Serve with wine or coffee for dunking.


* not incl. in nutrient facts



over 9 years

This recipe has an error in the ingredients-I'm certain that the amount of baking powder is incorrect and therefore should be 2 1/2 tsp. NOT CUPS as stated. With that in mind, I can't wait to make these as they sound so good!

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 23g (0.8 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 9030% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 23mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Sugars g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 1% Iron 3%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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