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Pumpkin Seed Cranberry Biscotti Recipe

Pumpkin Seed Cranberry Biscotti Recipe

A hint of pumpkin seed and almond gives this biscotti a wonderful flavor that's just right for fall. Try these with a cup of coffee or hot cocoa! —Nancy Renner, Sequim, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling YIELD:30 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup salted pumpkin seeds or pepitas, toasted
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries

Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a small bowl, beat sugar, eggs, oil and extracts. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to sugar mixture and mix well. Stir in pumpkin seeds and cranberries (dough will be sticky).
  • 2. Divide dough in half; place on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. With lightly floured hands, shape each portion into a 12x2-in. rectangle. Bake 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 3. Carefully remove to wire racks; cool 10 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board; cut diagonally with a serrated knife into 3/4-in. slices. Place cut side down on ungreased baking sheets.
  • 4. Bake 5 minutes or until firm. Turn and bake 5-10 minutes longer or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 114 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 101 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.