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Cherry Biscotti

Cherry Biscotti With Almonds

Basic Biscotti with the addition of blanched almonds and candied cherries make this a special treat!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12 Cookies
Calories 210 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped blanched almonds unsalted
  • 1 cup candied cherries halved
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, cut in pieces and kept cold
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Beat the eggs with the milk and vanilla extract until well blended.
  3. Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and the kosher salt. Cut in pieces of the cold butter with a pastry cutter or use your hands. The mixture should resemble coarse meal.
  4. Stir the egg mixture into the dry ingredients and blend well. Add the almonds and candied cherries. Work the dough with your hands until you can make a ball in one hand.
  5. Divide the dough in half. Put one half on an ungreased baking sheet and with moistened hands shape it into a log, about 10 inches by 3 inches. Pat it down to ½-inch thickness. Leaving about 4 inches between the pieces of dough, repeat the procedure with the remaining half.
  6. Bake the biscotti in the hot oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until golden brown and firm. Remove them to wire racks to cool, but leave the oven on.
  7. When the biscotti are cool enough to handle, cut them on a diagonal, using a serrated knife, into 3/4-inch slices. Arrange them on the same baking sheet and bake them another 15 minutes or until firm.
  8. Let the finished biscotti cool completely before storing in an airtight container.