Almond Biscotti

biscotti

I love these with my morning coffee.  So since I was up early, believe me I did not plan on being up so early!  I decided I needed one of my favorite treats!  Hope you enjoy these as much as I do!  P.S. They are also good while they are still warm!

Ingredients:

  •  1 3/4 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons of softened butter
  • 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cups brown sugar (light or dark)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup of sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup of dried cranberries (Optional)
  • course sugar for sprinkling (you can also used colored around the holidays)

Preheat oven to 325 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper

  1. Mix flour, baking powder and salt in a separate bowl
  2. In you mixing bowl (paddle attachment if you have one) beat sugar(s) and butter til blended.  Mix in one egg at a time.
  3. Add in vanilla and almond extract
  4. On a low setting mix in flour mixture until well combined
  5. Add Almonds and dried cranberries
  6. Once everything is combined turn out on a floured surface divide in half and roll into two logs.  Place on baking sheet and gently flatten each log
  7. Bake for 30 minutes

2nd half

  1. Remove from oven and place baking sheet on a cooling rack for 10 minutes
  2. Reduce Oven Temp to 300
  3. Using a knife cut logs into diagonal 1/2 slices
  4. Take slices and place them with the cut side down on the baking sheet
  5. Bake for 20 minutes, remove from oven an move them to a cooling rack and let cool.

Hope you enjoy these!  An if you want a different type replace the Almonds with — Walnuts, Pecans or even chocolate chips!  I use the mini chocolate chips! You can even drizzle them with melted chocolate!

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