Biscotti Di Regina (Queen's Biscuits)
Yield: 1 Servings
4 c Sifted flour 1 c Sugar 1 tb Baking powder 1/4 ts Salt 1 c Shortening 2 Eggs, slightly beaten 1/2 c Milk 1/4 lb Sesame seeds (about 2/3 to 3/4 Cup) Lightly grease 2 cookie sheets. Heat the oven to 375F. Sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, & salt into a bowl. Cut in the shortening with a pastry blender or two knives, until the pieces are the size of small peas. Stir in the eggs & the milk (1 tablespoon at a time) to make a soft dough. Mix together thoroughly. Break the dough into small pieces & roll each between the palms of your hands to form rolls about 1 1/2 inches in length. Flatten the rolls slightly & roll them in the sesame seeds. Place about 3/4 inch apart on the prepared cookie sheets. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until thee cookies are lightly browned. Makes about 6 dozen cookies.