This is a German twice-baked biscuit called zwieback, very similar to biscotti. It has a crisp sugary crust.
This is a good basic recipe for zwieback toast, a popular teething biscuit. The biscuits are firm and plain, with a hint of sugar and nutmeg. I usually add 1/8 tsp cinnamon and 1/2 tsp. of vanilla to my recipe. These biscuits are perfect for dipping in milk. My grandchildren love Zwieback toast as a snack, as do our youngest children, twins age nine! It is much cheaper to make these biscuits than to purchase them in the grocery store, and tastier too. I use my bread machine for this recipe, and it comes out wonderfully. The biscuits store well also. I am hoping that my daughter in law will have more babies, so I will have an excuse to make more zwieback! I love this recipe! - 04 Dec 2003 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
Very easy to make and great tasting cookies. If you've never had them they are like a very mild biscotti. Great snacks! - 10 Feb 2008 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
Just made these a couple of hours ago. I subbed dark brown sugar for the honey and made the dough in the bread machine. These rose a lot more than I thought they would, but both kids (8 mo and 4 yo) love them and have been munching on them this evening. I did sprinkle a touch of cinnamon sugar on the cut sides before the second baking. Tried a couple with my tea after they were cool, and pretty good. I will make these again for the kids, since it was easy and they like them so much. Thank you for sharing your recipe, and thanks to others for the tip about using the bread machine. - 07 Dec 2008 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)