These traditional Italian sesame seed cookies, known for their irresistible crunchiness and delicate sweetness, are a beloved treat that pairs perfectly with a steaming cup of coffee or tea.
With a hint of vanilla and a generous coating of sesame seeds, these cookies are a real treat for the senses.
Join us on a culinary journey to recreate this timeless Italian classic in your own kitchen.
Whether you are an experienced baker or a novice, our step-by-step guide will have you savoring the authentic flavors of Italy in no time. Enjoy!
Makes about 24 cookiesIngredients:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup sesame seedsInstructions:
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until a dough forms.
- Divide the dough into two equal parts. On a lightly floured surface, shape each portion into a log about 12 inches long and 2 inches wide. Place the logs on the prepared baking sheet, leaving space between them.
- In a small bowl, beat the remaining egg. Brush the tops of the logs with the beaten egg and sprinkle generously with sesame seeds, gently pressing them into the dough.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the logs are firm to the touch and lightly golden brown.
- Remove the baking sheet from the oven and let the logs cool for about 10 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 325°F (160°C).
- Using a sharp knife, carefully slice the logs into 1-inch-thick diagonal slices. Place the slices cut-side down on the baking sheet and return them to the oven.
- Bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until the biscotti are golden and crisp. Transfer the biscotti to a wire rack to cool completely.Once cooled, your Biscotti Regina are ready to be enjoyed with a cup of coffee or tea! Buon appetito!
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