Monday, December 8, 2008

Yummy Biscotti

There's a cookie exchange going on over at The Journey and I thought I would play along! I'm also participating for the first time in "Tempt My Tummy Tuesdays!" Be sure and check out both of these great blogs for awesome recipes and just a general good time!

My daughter and I made these yesterday, and everyone love-love-loved them! This recipe was adapted from one that was presented on a Holiday Cookie show on the Food Network by Giada De Laurentiis.

Yummy Biscotti

3/4 c. sugar
1/2 c. butter, softened
Zest of one orange
2 large eggs
2 c. flour
1 1/2 t. baking powder
1/4 t. salt
12 oz. white chocolate chips, divided
1/2 c. dried cranberries

Cream butter and sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in zest and eggs. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl. Gradually blend flour mixture into wet mixture. With spoon or hands, gently mix in the dried cranberries and 3/4 c. of the white chocolate chips.

On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, shape the dough into a log 3-4" wide and about an inch thick. Bake at 350 degrees until light golden, 30-40 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool.

Cut the log on a diagonal into 1/2" wide slices. Arrange the slices, cut side down, on a lightly greased baking sheet. Return to oven until light golden, 15-20 minutes. They will still seem a bit soft, but don't worry! Allow biscotti to cool and they will harden just right.

Meanwhile, place the rest of the chips in a zip-top bag and set bag into a bowl of hot water to melt. Knead bag occasionally and change water if necessary until chips are fully melted. Cut off tip of the bag and drizzle white chocolate over the tops of the biscotti. You can also melt the chocolate and dip the ends of the cookies into it, then sprinkle with colored sugar. Allow chocolate to set before storing.

Enjoy dipped in coffee or cocoa or just munch on them dry - they're GOOD!!!

3 comments:

Tracy P. said...

Oh, that really does sound SO good! Thanks for joining in the festivities today, Janelle--hope you found some other good treats to try!

dddiva said...

These look really good- I love biscotti!!! Thanks for sharing, I came from the link from Tracy's cookie exchange.

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Hi Janelle. I am so glad that you found us and joined Tempt My Tummy Tuesday. Your recipe sounds great. I have never made biscotti. Thanks for sharing. Don't forget about the TMTT giveaway, next week. I don't want you to miss out.