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Befanini Biscotti Recipe

If you are celebrating the Epiphany today, then I hope la Befana was good to you! In tribute to la Befana, check out this easy and traditional shortbread biscotti recipe that us Italians like to call Befanini.

If you are celebrating the Epiphany today, then I hope la Befana was good to you! In tribute to la Befana, check out this easy and traditional shortbread biscotti recipe that us Italians like to call Befanini.

Ingredients:

  • 4 Cups of Flour
  • 1 Cup of Sugar
  • 1 Cup of Softened Butter
  • 1/4 Cup of Milk
  • The Zest of 1 Lemon
  • 5 Eggs
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Baking Powder
  • 1 Pinch of Salt
  • 2 Tablespoons of Rum
  • Colored Sprinkles for Decoration

Directions:

  1. Mix the sugar and eggs until it becomes thickened.
  2. Add in the flour, butter, milk, salt, baking powder, lemon zest and rum.
  3. Combine all ingredients until you get a smooth dough.
  4. Let the dough sit in the fridge for about 40 minutes.
  5. Preheat your oven to 350 F and start rolling out the dough.
  6. Cut dough into various shapes of your choice using cookie cutters.
  7. Place cookies on a floured and buttered baking sheet and brush them with some egg yolk.
  8. Sprinkle the cookies and bake them for 15 minutes.
  9. Let them cook completely and enjoy!

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How are you celebrating la Befana today? Let us know in the comments below.

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