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Posted by on Dec 27, 2011 | 0 comments

Quick and Easy Homemade Biscotti

Quick and Easy Homemade Biscotti

One of my favorite cookie recipes is for Lemon Cranberry Biscotti, which I got at a cooking class I attended many years ago. It’s a staple in my house and every Christmas, my father-in-law requests orders.

Ingredients:
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 tsp lemon extract
3 eggs
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup dried cranberries
1/4 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Using electric mixer, blend butter and sugar well. Add lemon extract then eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.

Stir dry ingredients together, mix into butter and egg mixture until well combined.

mixing ingredients for biscotti

Form into two loaves, 12 inches x 2 inches. The dough will be a little sticky.

biscotti dough going into oven

Bake until a light golden color and the top starts to crack (about 20-25 min.). Remove from oven and let cool for 5-10 min. Slice diagonally into 1/2 inch slices, then place on sides on baking sheet.

sliced biscotti after first baking

Bake again until golden brown (about 10-15 min.). Cool on rack and enjoy!

biscotti out of the oven

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