A classic is unbeatable, and Sweet Vanilla Biscotti is the definition of a classic! This cookie is ideal for dipping in a steaming hot coffee on a chilly winter afternoon.
- 6 tablespoons of melted butter
- 1.3 cups of sugar
- 3 teaspoons vanilla extract,
- Baking powder, 1 1/2 tablespoons
- 2 large eggs
- 2 cups of all-purpose flour
- 14 cups of coarse sugar for sanding
- Set the oven to 350°F. Use parchment paper to cover a baking sheet. Place aside.
- Butter, sugar, salt, vanilla extract, and baking powder should all be thoroughly blended and smooth in a mixing dish.
- The eggs should then be added and thoroughly blended into the batter.
- Now stir in the flour, just until incorporated. It's going to be sticky dough.
- On the prepared baking sheet, spread the dough out and shape it into a log. (Flour your hands; the dough is a little sticky.)
- Shape the log into a rectangle about 4" broad and 12" long.
- Apply the coarse sanding sugar to the log's top. To ensure that the sugar adheres to the dough, press very gently on it.
- For 25 minutes, bake. After taking the baking sheet out of the oven, set it on a wire cooling rack so that air can circulate around it. Give it five minutes to cool.
- Reduce the heat to 325°F while you wait.
- Slide the log onto a sizable chopping board by using the parchment paper. Across the width of the log, slice into 3/4" thick pieces.
- Slices should be placed back onto the parchment-lined baking pan. Cut side is downward on slices. For 12 minutes, bake.
- Take out of the oven. After carefully flipping the cookies, bake them for an additional 12 minutes.
- Remove from oven and let cool for three to five minutes on baking sheet. To finish cooling entirely, transfer to a wire cooling rack.
- Biscotti can be piled into a food-safe container or packaged as gifts. Until needed, keep at room temperature or freeze for up to three months.
When vanilla biscotti are first baked, they are crisp; but, as they cool, they get crunchier. Although completely optional, dipping these in white chocolate gives them a distinct touch, especially if you're presenting them as dessert.