Balboni Biscotti

Ingredients: (makes approx. 3 doz)

2/3 C sugar
1/2 C veg. oil (Ed prefers corn oil)
1 T grated orange peel
1 1/2 t vanilla
2 eggs
2 1/2 C flour
3/4 C craisins
some nuts (almonds, walnuts or hazelnuts)
1 t baking powder
1 t baking soda
1/4 t salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Put craisins and nuts in food processor and pulse to fine consistency.
Cream sugar, oil, orange peel, vanilla and eggs together.
In separate bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt.  Add chopped craisins and nuts.  Blend well.
With mixer on STIR — gradually add dry ingredients to wet.  Blend just until combined.
Lightly dust counter surface with flour.  Place dough on surface and gently knead until dough is smooth.  Cut dough in half.
Place each half on UNGREASED cookie sheet.  Spread each section 3 in. wide and whatever length.  Bake 17 min or until a golden brown.
Remove from oven and place each section on smooth cutting surface.  Use a VERY sharp knife to cut 1/2 inch bars.  Place cut side down onto cookie sheet and return to oven for 6 mins.  Remove from oven and turn each bar onto other side.  Bake another 6 mins.  Bars should be crisp and lightly browned.  Store in airtight container.
This recipe came from my good friend Emily George. Works great for dessert, coffee break, snacks…whatever your little heart desires!
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