I've decided to post it here. Please know this is a general recipe then we added different nuts and extracts to make the different flavors we wanted.
1 cup sugar
1 tsp Vanilla extract
2 tbsp Amaretto
2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2/3 cup of nuts
2/3 cup of chocolate chips
In mixing bowl cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, vanilla, and amaretto. Next add flower, baking powder, and salt. Mix until blended. Fold in nuts and chocolate chips. Divide dough in half and create two logs, spacing them slightly apart on the baking sheet.
Bake at 325 degrees for 30 minutes (It may take longer depending on your oven.) or until lightly brown. Let cool for 5 minutes. With a knife, cut in diagonally slices and seperate pieces on baking sheet. Place back in oven and back for 8-10 minutes or longer to dry.
Place on rack to cool. Store in a tightly covered container.
Makes about 4 dozen.
To make the Peppermint Cranberry Biscotti replace the vanilla extract with peppermint and the chocolate chips with dried cranberry. Almonds or Walnuts for the nuts.
You can also add an extra touch by dipping in chocolate or drizzling with chocolate.