|Recipes is for Cookie in the middle. Looks like a biscotti|
Found this wonderful recipe on Good Housekeeping, no less. Its a Greek traditional cookie. It's our version of Greek Biscotti. Lots of Cinnamon!!!! Love these. Taste just like Yiayia's. Only thing I did different was not use shortening. I use butter instead. I never use shortening.
Greek Cinnamon Paximadia
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Recipe source: Good Housekeeping
1/2 c. butter
1/2 c. shortening
1 1/2 c. sugar
3 large eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
4 c. all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
In large bowl with mixer at low speed, beat margarine or butter, shortening, and 1 cup sugar until blended. Increase speed to high; beat until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. At low speed, add eggs, 1 at a time, and vanilla, and beat until well mixed.
Gradually add baking powder, baking soda, and 3 cups flour and beat until well blended. With wooden spoon, stir in remaining 1 cup flour until soft dough forms. If necessary, add additional flour (up to 1/2 cup) until dough is easy to handle.
Divide dough into 4 equal pieces. On lightly floured surface, shape each piece of dough into an 8-inch-long log. Place 2 logs, about 4 inches apart, on each of 2 ungreased large cookie sheets. Flatten each log to 2 1/2 inches wide.
Place cookie sheets on 2 oven racks and bake logs 20 minutes or until lightly browned and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, rotating cookie sheets between upper and lower racks halfway through baking. In pie plate, mix cinnamon with remaining 1/2 cup sugar.
Remove cookie sheets from oven. Transfer hot loaves (during baking, logs will spread and become loaves) to cutting board; with serrated knife, cut diagonally into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Coat slices with cinnamon sugar.
Return slices, cut side down, to same cookie sheets. Bake slices 15 minutes. Turn slices over and return to oven, rotating cookie sheets between upper and lower racks, and bake 15 minutes longer or until golden. Remove cookies to wire racks to cool.