Cantucci or Biscotti di Prato are crunchy almond cookies from Tuscany.
Biscotti literally means twice (bis) cooked (cotti), biscotti is also the generic term for cookies in Italian.
These almond cookies are very easy to make: you shape the dough into a log and bake it. Then slice the log with a sharp, serrated knife and bake the cookies again. It’s during this step that cantucci dry out and become crispy.
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Slightly toast almonds for 10 minutes at 300 degrees.
Soften butter to room temp and mix all dry ingredients together thoroughly.
Roll ingredients into two logs. Place on parchment paper or greased cookie sheet and brush logs with beaten whole eggs.
Bake for 20 minutes at 300 degrees. Cool logs.
After logs are cool, slice on bias across the log.
Re-cook slices for 20 minutes at 300 degrees until golden brown.
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