Holiday Biscotti

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 18
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 231.8
  • Total Fat: 10.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 39.4 mg
  • Sodium: 153.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 30.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.5 g
  • Protein: 3.9 g

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Number of Servings: 18


    Flour, all purpose, 2 cup
    Baking Soda, 1.5 tsp
    Granulated Sugar, 3/4 cup
    Butter, unsalted, 1 stick, softened to room temperature
    Lemon zest, 1 tsp
    Salt, 1/4 tsp
    Egg, 2 large
    Almonds, 3/4 cup, chopped
    Dried Cherries, 2/3 cup, chopped
    Amaretto, 1 fl. oz (optional)
    Milk chocolate chips, 1 cup


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line a heavy baking sheet with parchment paper. Whisk together the flour and baking powder in a medium bowl to blend. Using 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 amaretto (if using). Add the flour mixture and beat just until blended. Stir in the almonds and cherries.

Form the dough into a 13 inch log, 3 inches wide on the prepared baking sheet. Bake until light golden, about 40 minutes. Cool for 30 minutes.

Place the log on a cutting board. Using a sharp knife, cut the log on a diagonal into 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick slices. Arrange the biscotti, cut side down, on the baking sheet. Bake the biscotti until they are pale golden brown, about 15 minutes. Transfer the biscotti to a rack and cool completely.

Stir the chocolate in a bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water (do not let the bowl touch the water) until the chocolate melts. Dip half the biscotti into the melted chocolate. Gently shake off the excess chocolate. Place the biscotti on the baking sheet for the chocolate to set. Refrigerate until the chocolate is firm, about 35 minutes.
Store them in an airtight container.

Number of Servings: 18

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BIGDOGMOM3.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    Yummy - 6/29/18

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    I haven't made these myself, but can attest to how good they are. With a glass of super skim milk or a cup of hot tea they make settling down for a long winter's nite a little more enjoyable. - 12/30/07