These biscotti yield about 3 dozen
In a large bowl combine:
1 cup white sugar
1/2 lb sweet butter (2 sticks), softened
1 tsp good vanilla
Blend these ingredients until foamy. Use a hand mixer for better results.
To the foamy mixture, add:
3 1/2 cups white flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup chopped filberts, almonds or walnuts
3/4 cup raisins
One lemon, zested
With wet hands - in large greased cookie sheet, separate dough into thirds. With wet hands, mold three even logs. Sprinkle with white sugar.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Bake for 40 minutes until logs are golden color. Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes. At this point, slice the logs and lay each biscotti flat and bake for an additional 10 minutes.