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Almond Cherry Biscotti Recipe

Almond Cherry Biscotti Recipe

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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling YIELD:12 servings

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

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • 2. In another bowl, whisk the eggs, milk and vanilla; stir into flour mixture until blended. Stir in almonds and cherries (dough will be crumbly).
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. 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.
  • 5. Bake for 15 minutes or until firm. Remove to wire racks to cool. 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.