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Biscotti di Regina



  • 4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup sesame seed


  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly grease 2 cookie sheets.
  2. Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in with pastry blender or 2 knives until pieces are size of small peas. Add shortening; stir in to make a soft dough. Add eggs and milk (1 tablespoon at a time) and mix together thoroughly.
  3. Break dough into small pieces and roll each piece between palms of hands to form rolls about 1 1/2 inches in length. Flatten rolls slightly and roll in sesame seed.
  4. Place on cookie sheets about 3/4 inch apart. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned.

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