HOUSE FRIENDS BISCOTTI
1 TB butter
3 cups icing sugar
juice and grated rind of one lemon
total of 1 1/2 cup ~~ raisins, craisens, dried apricots, sun dried cherries
1 cup toasted hazelnuts
1/2 pkg chocolate chips
3 TB anise seed
3 3/4 cup flour (unbleached)
3 tsp Baking powder
Cream butter, eggs and sugar. Add dry ingredients and the fruit.
Butter your hands and shape a long 1/2 thick "log" on a piece of parchment paper on a cookie sheet. The dough is quite sticky but with buttered hands - you won't have any problems.
Bake at 350 deg about 35 minutes. Cut diagonally while warm.
If it were a true biscotti, you would bake it an additional 10 minutes once you have sliced it and separated the bars a little.