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chocolate biscotti
Biscotti di Nadine (Italian Chocolate Chip cookies, using butter, brown sugar, almonds, walnuts and vanilla extract)
Originated from: Italy
Occasion: Any time
Contributed by: Anna-Maria Benvenuto

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1 cup butter
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 cups flour
2 1/2 cups almonds, chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon Magic baking powder
1 1/2 cups walnuts, chopped
12 ounces chocolate chips
Original Italian Text
1 t. buro
3/4 t. zucchero
3/4 t. zucchero morone
2 uova
1 c. vaniglia
2 1/2 t. mandorle
1/2 c. te sale
1 c. te mucce
1 c. te magich
1 1/2 t. noci
12 ouz. cocolatini
Forno 350 - 10-15 minutes.


Mix dry ingredients with wet ones.

Form small balls with the dough.

Place dough balls on cookie sheets lined with parchment paper, making sure there is ample space between them.

Bake in a 350 F degree oven for 10 to 15 minutes.


Mrs. Anna-Maria Benvenuto has collected hundreds of recipes from relatives, friends and neighbors over the years. She recorded the recipes in Italian in numerous notebooks, often naming the recipe after the person who gave it to her (The one in this entry was provided to her by Nadine). Being an avid baker Mrs. Benvenuto tried out many of the recipes herself. Because of her talent and expertise, she did not feel the need to write detailed instructions as she knew how to make the recipes without them. However, when asked by this website's archivist (Mary Melfi) for details, she quickly volunteered the information. Nonetheless, as with most first generation Italian-Canadian handwritten recipes, it is understood that whoever attempts to duplicate them should have some knowledge of what they are doing (Easier said than done).... While Mrs. Benvenuto was born in the Veneto region (in 1938) and has a natural fondness for recipes that come from this area, she found that as soon as she immigrated to Montreal, Quebec in 1952 she developed an instant appreciation for all foods from her homeland.... Photo and English translation of original Italian text: Mary Melfi.

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