Saturday, December 17, 2011

Holiday Biscotti!

It's been a while since I made Biscotti so as part of my holiday cookies, I made some Holiday Biscotti. What makes them "holiday"? Well, the cranberries and pistachios are just the perfect red and green! I can't wait to dip these in some hot chocolate!

Ingredients: (2 dozen cookies)

2 c all-purpose flour
1-1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 c sugar
1/2 c (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 tsp grated lemon zest
1/4 tsp salt
2 large eggs
3/4 c pistachios, coarsely chopped
2/3 c dried cranberries


1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Line a heavy large baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. Whisk the flour and baking powder in a medium bowl to blend. Using an electric mixer, beat the sugar, butter, lemon zest, and salt in a large bowl to blend. Beat in the eggs 1 at a time. Add the flour mixture and beat just until blended. Stir in the pistachios and cranberries.

3. Form the dough into a 13x3-inch log on the prepared baking sheet. Bake until light golden, about 30 minutes. Cool for 20 minutes.

4. Place the log on the cutting board. Using a sharp serrated knife, cut the log on a diagonal into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Arrange the biscotti, cut side down, on the baking sheet. Bake the biscotti until they are pale golden, about 15 minutes. Transfer the biscotti to a rack and cool completely.

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