Biscotti

Delicious biscotti we enjoy with coffee in the morning or a treat in the evening.

1 1/2 C All purpose flour
1 tsp. aniseed
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 C sugar
2 T butter, softened
2 large eggs
cooking spray
3 oz. premium dark chocolate, coparsley chopped

1. Preheat oven to 350
2. Combine flour, aniseed, baking soda, and salt stirring well with a whisk.
Place sugar and butter in a large bowl, beat at a medium speed with a mixer until blended (about 2 minutes).
Add eggs, 1 at a time.
Add flour mixture tio sugar mixture bleating until blended.
Turn dough lightly onto alightly floured surface and knead lightly 7 times.
Shape dough into a 12 in. long roll.
Place roll on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray; pat to 1 in thickness.
Bake at 350 for 30 min
Remove roll from baking sheet, cool 10 minutes on a wire rack. (Stop baking here for a softer cookie.)

3. Reduce oven temperature to 300

4. Cut roll crosswise into about 22 slices. Place cut sides down on a baking sheet. Bake at 300 for 5-7 minutes. turn cookies over and cook other side for 5-7 minutes. cook completely on a iwre rack.

5. Heat chocolate in microwave or in a heavy saucepan over low heat for 5 minutes. Dip cookies, top sides down in chocolate. Place cookie on a baking sheet, chocolate side up to cook. As an alternative drizzle chocolate over cookies.
Let stand 1 hour or until set.

Calories 83
Fat 2.2g
Protein 1.6g
Carbs. 14.6

Cooking Light Annual Recipes 2008 Cookbook

Sesame Peanut Noodles

Delicious, low fat easy recipe from Cook Yourself Thin on Lifetime TV. One important note: The noodles are great fresh, however they are not very good as leftovers.
Serves 6
Calories per serving 308

8 oz. whole wheat spaghetti

Dressing:
2 T rice vinegar
1/4 C low sodium soy sauce
1/4 C peanut butter
2 T grated ginger
1 T dark sesame oil
1 tsp. bnrown sugar
1 lime
1/2 C hot water

For assembling:
1/2 bag store bought cole slawmix
1/2 C rep pepper
1/2 C cilantro
1/2 lime squeezed
1/2 C apple
1/2 C jicama
1 tsp. sesame seeds
2 scallions julienne
1/2 C dry roasted peanuts, fro garnish
cilantro chopped for garnish
lime wedges for garnish

1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and run under cold water.

2. To make dressing, combine all the ingredients into a small mixing bowl and stri together with a whisk. Add the dressing to the pasta and toss. stir in the coleslaw mix, red pepper and cilantro. Squeeze half of a lime over themixture and toss.

3. Add the remaining ingredients, toss, and refrigerate for 1 hour. Garnish with peanuts, cilanto and lime wedges. Serve.