Cranberry Orange Almond Biscotti

Sea Sun

By
@Seasun

While searching for biscotti recipes, I figured I'd whip up my own. I am pleasantly surprised! The family loves these.

They are delicious by themselves, with tea, cocoa, milk, and coffee (yes, we have tried them all ways).

I love the vanilla drizzle but I can see omitting it if you don't wish to add additional sweetness.


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Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

50 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

COOKIE

1/2 c
butter (softened)
1 c
sugar
3 large
eggs
2 tsp
vanilla
1 tsp
orange extract
1/2 tsp
almond extract
2 1/4 c
flour
2 tsp
baking powder
3/4 tsp
salt
2/3 c
cranberries (dried, sweetened)
2/3 c
almonds (slivered)

DRIZZLE

1/2 c
white chocolate chips
2 tsp
vegetable shortening

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat oven to 350 degrees and toast almonds by placing on a cookie sheet. Bake until they are lightly golden (about 7-10 minutes). Remove from oven and set aside.
2
Cream butter and sugar, then add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add extracts.
3
In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in cranberries and almonds, cover and chill for 30 minutes.
4
Cut dough in half. On a floured surface, shape each half into a loaf 2 inches in diameter. Place on cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.
5
Cool for 5 minutes. Cut diagonally into 1 inch slices. Place slices on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 9-10 minutes.
6
Turn slices over, bake for 10 more minutes or until cookies are golden brown. Transfer to cooling racks and allow to cool.
7
If desired, melt white baking chips and vegetable shortening in a bowl by microwaving. Check every 20 seconds and mix, making sure you don't overheat or it will "seize up". Get it to the point where it is thin enough to drizzle, or use pastry bag to pipe. Let dry.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #sweet, #tart, #cookie