Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes
- 2-1/2 cups flour
- 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1-1/2 teaspoons orange extract
- zest of 1 orange
- 1 cup pecan pieces, lightly toasted
In a large bowl, combine first set of ingredients with a wire whisk. Set aside. Cream butter until fluffy. Slowly add in sugar until combined. Add eggs one at a time and then extract. Gradually, add flour mixture to butter mixture. Combine completely. Hand stir-in orange zest and pecans.
Evenly divide dough into 2 portions. Shape into 12 inch logs. Place on cookie sheet. Flatten tops until they are 1-inch tall. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven. Place baking sheet on cooling rack. Allow to cool for about 15 minutes. Carefully, cut loaves diagonally into 1/2 to 1-inch slices. Line slices back on baking sheet. Bake for an additional 5 minutes. Remove from oven and turn cookies over. Finish baking for another 5 minutes. Cool Orange Pecan Biscotti on baking sheets for 2 minutes and remove to wire racks to cool completely.
Makes 24 Orange Pecan Biscotti Cookies
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