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Cranberry and Toasted Almond Biscotti

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Everyone needs a good biscotti recipe. These lightly-sweetened biscuits are the lace trimmings of the dessert world: classy at a casual brunch, yet gorgeous enough to serve with the fanciest tea. And they come in any flavor you could ever want.

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These biscuits are perfect for munching with hot tea or coffee, or with a glass of ice cold lemonade.  They also make tasty gifts that last more than a day or two. I made this batch with the classic combination of toasted almond and cranberry, but feel free to substitute your favorite mix-ins, such as dried cherries or apricots, hazelnuts and chocolate chips, or lavender and lemon.

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Cranberry and Toasted Almond Biscotti

  Prep Time: 10 minutes

  Cook Time: 35 minutes

  Keywords: bake snack dessert vegetarian

Ingredients (40 biscotti)

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon almond extract
  • 3 cups all purpose flour or gluten-free flour mix
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds, lightly toasted
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or spray with cooking spray. In a large bowl, stir olive oil and sugar until blended. Add baking powder, eggs and almond extract. Mix well. Add flour, almonds and cranberries and stir until a heavy dough forms.

Divide dough into two pieces and shape into logs. Place logs on baking sheets and press to about 1/2-inch thickness. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden brown. Place on cooling rack for 5 minutes.

Once cool enough to handle, slice each log at an angle into 1/2-inch slices. Lay slices sideways on baking sheet and bake for another 6 to 8 minutes, or until golden brown. Allow to cool completely on wire racks.

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4 Comments

  1. These look delicious Jessie. And I couldn’t agree more…they go perfect with a cup of tea! I’ve been drinking a third trimester pregnancy tea twice a day, and now I know what I’ve been missing! Thank you for sharing with me!

  2. I really don’t bake enough biscotti for how deliciously easy they are! Need to get on that. The dried cranberries are such a fun mix-in!

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