Cherry-Almond Biscotti

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  • Makes: About 48 biscotti
  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Bake: 45 mins 325°F
  • Cool: 15 mins

Cherry-Almond Biscotti

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line two large cookie sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl combine flour, the 1 1/2 cups sugar, the baking powder, and salt. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture. In a small bowl lightly beat eggs and egg yolks. Stir the melted butter into beaten eggs. Place egg mixture in the well in flour mixture; stir flour mixture until the dough starts to form a ball. Stir in almonds and dried cherries (dough will be crumbly). Use your hands to knead the dough until it comes together.
  3. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide dough into three equal portions. Shape each portion into a 14-inch roll. Place rolls about 3 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets; flatten rolls slightly to about 1 1/2 inches wide. Sprinkle rolls with 1 tablespoon sugar.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until rolls are firm and light brown. Remove from oven. Place cookie sheets on wire racks; cool for 15 minutes.
  5. Transfer rolls to cutting board. Use a serrated knife to cut each roll diagonally into 1/2-inch slices. Place slices, cut sides down, on cookie sheets.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes. Turn slices over; bake for 10 to 15 minutes more or until crisp and golden brown.
  7. Transfer biscotti to wire racks placed over sheets of waxed paper. Place Cream Cheese Drizzle in a small resealable plastic bag. Seal bag and snip off a tiny corner of the bag. Drizzle Cream Cheese Drizzle over biscotti. Let stand until set.

From the Test Kitchen

To Store:

Layer undrizzled biscotti between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container; seal. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 1 month. To serve, thaw cookies if frozen. Drizzle cookies as directed in Step 7.

Cream Cheese Drizzle

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl beat 3 ounces softened cream cheese and 1/4 teaspoon almond extract with an electric mixer on medium to high speed until creamy. Beat in 1 cup powdered sugar, adding milk as needed to make an icing of drizzling consistency.
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Nutrition Facts (Cherry-Almond Biscotti)

  • Per serving:
  • 101 kcal ,
  • 3 g fat
  • (1 g sat. fat ,
  • 0 g polyunsaturated fat ,
  • 1 g monounsaturated fat ),
  • 23 mg chol. ,
  • 79 mg sodium ,
  • 16 g carb. ,
  • 1 g fiber ,
  • 10 g sugar ,
  • 2 g pro.
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