I am a baking machine. Just kidding, but I have been in a baking mood with the wonderful cooler temps outside. Ok, so the high is still 80 but that is cooler to me. It had been 95+ outside for weeks. I decided to put my skills to use and show you all how to bake some delicious Biscotti that makes wonderful Holiday Gifts.
I don’t know about you but I love to give homemade items for the Holidays. It is so much more personal and heartfelt than a store bought gift. These Biscotti are the perfect homemade gift. Give them with a new coffee cup, a bag of coffee, some chocolate covered spoons, Specialty creamers, really you could come up with such a cute gift basket for really cheap! Especially if you take advantage of the Gevalia Coffee Deals.
Biscotti are super easy to make! The white chocolate and Cranberries in these make them so nice for the holidays, but you could change them up any way you please; substitute nuts, or a different fruit, or another type of chip (chocolate, raspberry, Mint). So, make a pot of coffee and whip up a batch or two of biscotti! You won’t regret it!
Cranberry White Chocolate Biscotti
- ½ cup butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 TBSP baking powder
- ¾ cup dried Cranberries
- ¾ cup vanilla or White chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 Degrees F.
Cream the Butter and sugar together in mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla.
Combine flour and baking powder; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
Stir in cranberries and vanilla chips. Divide dough into three portions.
On ungreased baking sheets (I line with parchment paper) , shape each portion in to a 10 in x 2 in log. You will need to flour your hands to shape the dough.
Bake at 350 Degrees for 20 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool for 5 minutes.
Transfer to a cutting board; cut diagonally with a serrated knife into 1 in. slices. Place cut side down on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Store the biscotti in an airtight container.
Make about 2 dozen depending on size.
Biscotti not you thing? Check out my other Breakfast recipes!
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