This is the holy grail of biscotti recipes! These are absolutely delicious. Most people think that biscottis are hard. This is not true with these ones.
This recipe makes about 50 wonderful, soft biscottis. A cup of hot coffee and a biscotti is all I need to make the grumpers go away! They are also a household favorite, so I make them all of the time.
These are one of my favorite things to serve guests. In fact, I've had so many people ask for the recipe that I decided to post it here so that everyone can enjoy them. Happy Baking!
2 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 c. sugar
1 1/2 sticks softened butter
2 large eggs + 1 egg white
1/2 tsp almond extract
1 1/2 c. dried cranberries (craisins)
1 bag white chocolate chips
Note: You will also need parchment paper, cooking spray, ziplock bag and the obvious blender and cookie sheet.
Beat the butter until it is fluffy. Add the sugar and almond extract. Beat again. Add 2 eggs one at a time. Beat the dough until it is fluffy.
Add salt and baking powder to the mixture. Slowly add the flour making sure not to over-beat. Beat on low until the flour is just mixed in. Add the craisins to the dough and gently mix. The dough should be a sticky cookie dough consistency.
Divide the dough onto a cookie sheet. I use a stone because it doesn't stick. If you don't have a stone cookie sheet put parchment paper on a metal one.
Flatten the divided dough into two logs with a rubber spatula. The dough is very sticky, so I use cooking spray on the rubber spatula to make the job easier. Make an egg white wash with the remaining egg. Brush the sides and tops of the logs.
Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 35 min. The center of the log should spring back when touched...a spongy consistency. Let cool completely. Note: Do not over cook! The biscottis will become very hard if you do.
Cut the cooled logs into rows about an inch wide and then two columns.
Turn the biscottis on their side and bake for another 3min. Turn them around and bake the other side for 3 min.
Melt about half a bag of whit choc. chips in the microwave. I do it in 15 second intervals two or three times mixing in between. The chocolate burns very easily so keep a watchful eye on them. Place the chocolate in a ziplock bag and make a very small cut at one corner.
Swirl the chocolate onto the biscottis. Voila! Wasn't that a cinch?
Have you tried this recipe? Did you love it, like it or hate it? I would love to hear how yours turned out!