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Hazelnut Biscotti

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Hazelnuts provide a simple addition to these classic Italian cookies - perfect for dessert.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 50 min
  • Servings 40

Ingredients

3/4
cup hazelnuts (filberts), coarsely chopped
3/4
cup sugar
6
tablespoons margarine or butter, softened
1
teaspoon almond extract
1
teaspoon vanilla
2
large eggs
3 1/2
cups all-purpose flour*
1
teaspoon baking powder
1/2
teaspoon baking soda

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spread hazelnuts in ungreased shallow pan. Bake uncovered about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown; cool.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat sugar, butter, almond extract, vanilla and eggs with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in flour, baking powder and baking soda. Stir in hazelnuts. Place dough on lightly floured surface. Gently knead 2 to 3 minutes or until dough holds together and hazelnuts are evenly distributed.
  • 3 Divide dough in half. On large ungreased cookie sheet, shape each half into 10x3-inch rectangle, rounding edges slightly.
  • 4 Bake about 25 minutes or until center is firm to the touch. Cool on cookie sheet 15 minutes; move to cutting board. Using sharp knife, cut each rectangle crosswise into 1/2-inch slices.
  • 5 Place 20 slices, cut sides down, on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake about 15 minutes or until crisp and light brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack; cool. Cool cookie sheet 5 minutes; repeat with remaining slices.

Nutrition Info

The Quick Take:

  • Calories 90
  • Fat 3g
  • Saturated Fat 0g
  • Sodium 45mg

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
90
(
Calories from Fat
30),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
3%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
45mg
45%;
Total Carbohydrate
13g
13%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Did You Know?

Expert Tips

*Do not use self-rising flour in this recipe.

Substitute 1 cup slivered almonds for the hazelnuts.

Ratings & Reviews

We calculated the nutrition of this recipe at the time it was created on 06/20/2011. NOTE: We do not include optional ingredients in our calculations. If concerned about gluten-free, non-dairy, vegetarian or vegan status, always read ingredient labels to make sure each recipe ingredient meets requirements. Products and ingredient sources can change.

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NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
90
(
Calories from Fat
30),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
3%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
45mg
45%;
Total Carbohydrate
13g
13%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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