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The origin and history of the National Biscotti Day are anonymous. Biscotti (//; Italian pronunciation: [biˈskɔtti]; English: twice-cooked), known also as cantucci ([kanˈtuttʃi]), are Italian almond biscuits that originated in the city of Prato. They are twice-baked, oblong-shaped, dry, crunchy, and may be dipped in a drink, traditionally Vin Santo.A dough of flour, sugar, eggs, and unskinned or unroasted almonds are used in the preparation of the Biscotti.
According to Wikipedia Cantuccio is an old Italian word that literally means "little place" or "nook","corner" but that, in past, was also used to indicate a little piece of bread with a lot crust (usually the first and last slices of the loaf, the "corners").