6 tbs. solid vegetable shortening
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tbs. orange zest
1 tbs. lemon zest
1 tbs. lime zest
2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
In an electric mixer, cream the solid vegetable shortening and the sugar together until thoroughly combined. Add the eggs, vanilla, citrus zests and continue mixing. In a separate bowl, sift the flour, salt and baking powder together.
Add the sifted ingredients to the creamed mixture and mix until a dough forms. Divide the dough in two pieces. Form each piece into a log shape that is 12″ in length and place them on a lightly greased baking sheet.
Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Remove the biscotti logs from the oven and cool for 15 minutes. Slice each log on an angle with a serrated knife into 12 to 14 pieces. Place the slices back on the baking sheet and bake for 5 to 7 minutes.
(Recipe yields 24 biscotti cookies.)--> View All Recipes