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Biscotti

What you need: 

1 3/4 cups flour (I like 1/2 light spelt and 1/2 whole spelt)
2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 cup pistachios or almonds (try dried fruits/raisins for reduced fat)
2 tablespoons flax seeds + splash water (but not "flax eggs")
3/4 cup maple syrup or cane sugar
(I would do cane sugar with the oil and melted butter with maple syrup)
1/3 cup vegan butter, melted or vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 1/2 teaspoons grated orange rind
nondairy milk, as needed for browning (I use soy)

What you do: 

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In large bowl, combine the flour and baking powder; stir in the nuts or dried fruits. In a separate bowl, whisk together the wetness of the flax seeds, sweetener, oil or butter, vanilla, almond extract and orange rind until thoroughly emulsified.
2. Make a well in the dry ingredients. Stir the wet into the dry until soft, sticky dough forms. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured work surface; with hands, form into smooth ball.
3. Divide the dough in 1/2, rolling each into 12" long logs. Transfer each to its own ungreased baking sheet. Brush the top of each log with a bit of milk for aesthetics.
4. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool on the baking sheet placed on top of a cooling rack for 5 minutes. Transfer each log to cutting board. With a sizable and sharp knife, make firm cuts on a diagonal at about every inch.
5. Stand the cookies back up (sideways) on the baking sheets, and return to oven for 20-25 minutes longer, or until golden. Do not overcook!Remove to rack and let cool. Eat cookies; they last up to 2 weeks when stored in an air-tight container.

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SO HOW'D IT GO?

These were goos with tofu creme and orange marmalade.

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This was incredible! Though by pure fault of my own I totally messed it up as I was halving the recipe, so I had to pile extra flour in because of its pudding-like consistency. In the end though, pure delicious biscotti.

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I used sugar and oil, left out the milk and orange rind, used slivered almonds and 2 1/2 tsp vanilla extract and 1/2 tsp lemon extract. I had to add 1/2 cup of water to the dough and made mini biscotti instead of the standard size. Awesome recipe!

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Uhhh, what if I do not have flax seeds, will arrowroot powder work?

It says that it's not to make flax eggs so I think you might be able to leave the flax out altogether. If you have wheat germ you could possibly sub that in place. I'm not really sure what the function of the flax is in this recipe. If you're really nervous about the recipe then I would add 2tbsp of flour in place of the flax.

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Uhhh, what if I do not have flax seeds, will arrowroot powder work?

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These turned out great!  Really easy to make.  I used a little mastic gum bought at a greek store instead of orange peel because I didn't have any oranges. Thank you.

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The biscotti are in the oven as I type. They smell AMAZING.

Thanks for the simple recipe and easy to follow directions. I used cranberries in mine because it's what I had on hand, though my mouth waters when I think of using almonds. next time maybe!

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:D These are DELICIOUS! I used spelt flour, marmalade for my sweetner, and added almonds and dried cranberries. MMMmmmmmmmmmm These are so wonderous to devour with coffee. I wish you could hear the applause from my friends and I ;)b

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I can't believe I've successfully made biscotti!  Great, easy recipe.  I just wasn't sure about how much water to use, and probably ended up with around half a cup altogether.  Also had some chocolate chips just sitting around (for shame!), so I melted them down and dipped the biscotti into it after they were done baking.  They aren't perfectly shaped, but they're delicious, anyway!  Thanks for the recipe...

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Came out PERFECT!! I used a combo of pistachios and almonds.  Great recipe! Thank You!  :)

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