Cherry-Almond Biscotti

Cherry-almond Biscotti
Prep Time:
25 mins
Bake Time:
45 mins
Cool Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
48 biscotti


  • 2 ¾ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ cup sugar

  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 egg yolks

  • 6 tablespoon butter, melted

  • 1 cup coarsely chopped almonds

  • ½ cup snipped dried cherries

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • 1 recipe Cream Cheese Drizzle

Cream Cheese Drizzle

  • 3 ounce softened cream cheese

  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract

  • 1 cup powdered sugar

  • milk


  1. Preheat oven to 325°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.

Cream Cheese Drizzle

  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.

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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

101 Calories
3g Fat
16g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 101
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 79mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 2g
Calcium 20.2mg 2%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Potassium 33mg 1%
Folate, total 16.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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