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Almond Cherry Biscotti

 Almond Cherry Biscotti
I love baking all kinds of cookies, but since I'm Italian, biscotti is my all-time favorite. I remember nibbling on these as a child each Christmas.
12 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped almonds
  • 1 cup halved candied cherries

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder.
  • Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • In another bowl, whisk the eggs, milk and vanilla; stir into flour
  • mixture until blended. Stir in almonds and cherries (dough will be
  • crumbly).
  • Divide dough in half; shape into two balls. On an ungreased baking
  • sheet, shape each half into a 10-in. x 2-1/2-in. rectangle.
  • Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Carefully
  • remove to wire racks; cool for 20 minutes. Transfer to a cutting
  • board; cut diagonally with a sharp knife into 3/4-in. slices. Place
  • cut side down on ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until firm. Remove to wire racks to cool.

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Almond Cherry Biscotti (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Store in an airtight container. Yield: 2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 2 biscotti equals 293 calories, 10 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 46 mg cholesterol, 176 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.