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Orange-Tipped Walnut Biscotti recipe

This low-fat version of biscotti is studdedwith walnuts and accented with orange and spices.

Recipe: Orange-Tipped WalnutBiscotti

2 cups all-purpose flour2 teaspoons baking powder3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg1/8 teaspoon ground allspice1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened2/3 cup granulated sugar1 teaspoon grated orange peel1 large egg2 large egg whites (about 1/4 cup)1 teaspoon vanilla extract1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnutsOrange Icing (recipe follows)

  • In a medium-size bowl, stir together flour,baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat together butter,sugar and orange peel until well blended. Beat in egg,then eggwhites. Beat in vanilla. Gradually add flour mixture, beatinguntil blended. Stir in walnuts.
  • Divide dough in half. On a lightly flouredsurface, shape each portion into a long loaf about 1 1/2-inchesin diameter. Place loaves about 3-inches apart on an oiled bakingsheet; flatten each loaf to a thickness of about 1/2-inch. Bakein a 350°F (175°C) oven until firm to the touch, about15 to 18 minutes.
  • Remove baking sheet from oven; cut hotloaves crosswise into about 1/2-inch-thick slices. Turn slicescut sides down and spread out slightly on baking sheets (youwill need at least 2 baking sheets).
  • Return to oven and continue to bake untilcookies look dry and are lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Transfercookies to racks and let cool.
  • Prepare Orange Icing; spread icing overabout 1-inch of one end of each cookie. let stand until icingis firm, about 15 minutes. Store in an airtight container.

    Makes about 54 cookies.

    Orange Icing:In a small bowl, stir together 1 cup sifted powdered sugar and1 teaspoon grated orange peel. Stir in 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoonsorange juice, using just enough to give icing a good spreadingconsistency.

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    Hi, I made this biscotti yesterday. It came out perfect! I halved the ingredients since it was my first time trying it out, and loved the results. I used baking powder as mentioned in the recipe.

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