In Italian biscotti means twice baked. This term refers to the method in which the cookie is made. First logs of dough are baked in the oven then the logs are allowed to cool. They are then cut into diagonal pieces, about 1⁄2- inch long. Finally the pieces are arranged cut-side down on the baking sheet and placed back in the oven, until they are lightly golden. Biscotti are commonly made with anise or nuts and are often dunked in coffee or dessert wine, such as Vin Santo.
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