While relaxing in front of the fireplace this cold winter, why not try a great homemade cinnamon biscotti cookie? These cookies are crisp and crunchy and are perfect to dunk in a warm mug of tea or coffee. I have made several other biscotti recipes, but this one is one of my favorites. The cinnamon sugar taste is just perfect and provides just a hint of sweetness.
To make this recipe, gather the following ingredients: 2 cups flour, 2 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1 cup plus 3 tablespoons sugar, 1/2 stick unsalted butter, 2 eggs, 1 egg yolk, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Line two baking sheets with silpat mats or parchment paper. In a bowl, mix flour, 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. In a mixer, beating 1 cup sugar with butter until fluffy. Add 1 egg and beat, Add egg yolk and mix into the bowl. Mix in vanilla and then the bowl of dry ingredients.
Move dough to waxed paper. Divide dough into two sections and roll into 9 inch long logs. With the remaining egg, beat and brush the logs when placed onto their baking sheets.
Bake 45 minutes. Remove from the oven and slice the logs into the biscotti cookies. Place on their sides and sprinkle with the remaining cinnamon and sugar mixture. Bake another 20 minutes until done.
Cool. These cookies will store for at least 1-2 weeks at room temperature in an airtight container.