My kitchen is full of biscotti. Those of you who read my blog regularly know what that means --- my dad was in town!
I had pinned this biscotti recipe onto a Pinterest board a long time ago and was patiently waiting for my parents to visit so that I would have a good excuse to make them. (Not that I really need an excuse to make biscotti.)
This recipe came from landolakes.com and it's not all that much different from my original cherry almond biscotti recipe. I think I was drawn to it because they were dipped in dark chocolate. (Let's face it, I'll make just about anything that's dipped in chocolate.)
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup slivered almonds
1cup dried tart cherries, chopped
1 1/2 cups bittersweet chocolate chips
DirectionsHeat oven to 350°F. Line large cookie sheet with a silpat; set aside.
Combine butter and sugar in large bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy.
Add eggs and almond extract; continue beating until well mixed.
Reduce speed to low; add flour, baking powder and salt. Beat until just mixed. (Dough will be sticky.)
Stir in almonds and cherries.
Divide dough into thirds. Shape into 3 (12-inch) logs. Place logs, 3 inches apart, onto prepared cookie sheet. Flatten each log to 1 1/2-inches in width.
Bake 20 minutes or until lightly browned and set. Cool 15 minutes on cookie sheet.
Reduce oven temperature to 300°F. Cut logs into 3/4-inch diagonal slices with sharp serrated knife.
Place slices cut-side down onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake 10 minutes; turn slices. Continue baking for 14 to 16 minutes or until edges are golden brown and crisp. Cool completely.
Melt chocolate chips in small shallow microwave-safe bowl.
Dip bottom of each biscotti in melted chocolate, scraping excess off against edge of bowl. Place biscotti slices upright on parchment or wax paper-lined tray; let stand until chocolate is set.
These biscotti were beautiful AND delicious!
I love biscotti and I especially love having my dad here to help me eat all these delicious little cookies.