Cantuccini are a pretty basic biscotti, flavored with almonds, cinnamon, and vanilla. They’re perfect with coffee…dunking both softens the cantuccini and imparts the coffee flavor to the cookies. Easy to make, they suggest many possibilities for variations. The dough is simply dry ingredients and almonds mixed with eggs and vanilla. Shaped into flattened logs, they’re baked for 30 minutes, then cooled, sliced, and baked again to toast them.
The recipe for cantuccini is from Baking With Julia, pages 313-314. You can read about more baking experiences with cantuccini by checking out some links at the Tuesdays With Dorie blog.