Regina (Queen's Biscuit)

Regina (Queen's Biscuit)

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Rosina
Recipe by  Rosina

“There used to be a commercial version of these years ago but once you have had them home-made there is no comparison. These are not too sweet but they are addicting.”

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Ingredients

Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 4 - 5 dozen

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheet.
  2. Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cardamom in a large bowl. Cut shortening in with a pastry blender or knives until the size of small peas.
  3. Stir in eggs, lightly beaten, and lemon extract. Stir in milk on tablespoon at a time, mixing after each addition.
  4. Mix everything together thoroughly. Break dough off in small pieces and roll in the hands to rolls about 1-1/2 inches long. Flatten slightly and roll in sesame seeds.
  5. Place on cookie sheet 3/4 inch apart. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned.

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Reviews (9)

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RUBY2
8

RUBY2

Interesting twist on the traditional biscotti di regina, my italian aunts were initially very suspicious of the cardamom and thought there was too much lemon extract but I guess it's a matter of taste. Forming these cookies is fairly time consuming so to speed things along a bit I measure out a half cup of dough, gently roll/coax it to a cylinder approx half inch in diameter and cut off 1.5 inch lengths.

ALASKABABA
8

ALASKABABA

A superb cookie! Should be included in any selection of great traditional Italian cookie presentations. The cardamom,lemon sesame blend is wonderfully subtle.

WOODSTCK
7

WOODSTCK

Used lemon zest instead of extract, put in splash of vanilla. Make sure to cool before eating since the taste does change. Have to adjust the time/temp for non-stick surface but they were a great father's day surprise for my husband who's got a thing for Reginas.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (60 total)

  • Calories
  • 88 cal
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 4.6 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs
  • 10.3 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 1.5 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 7 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 38 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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