Cranberry Chocolate Almond Biscotti (just like starbucks!)

This is a very easy recipe, it looks daunting but its not.

The literal translation of Bis and Cotto means twice baked in Italian and that is how authentic biscottis are made as you will see in the recipe.

There are many complicated recipes but this one is real simple.

They turn out just like the store bought ones.

The options are endless, you can substitute cranberries with walnuts,white chocolate,pistachios,saffron,dark chocolate, whatever you want to throw in.

Ingredients

1 stick butter softened

1 cup orange juice

3 eggs

2 ¾ cups all purpose flour

2 cups sugar

2 ¼ tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

1 tsp orange extract, essence or vanilla essence.

½ cup dried cranberries

½ slivered almonds,walnuts,macademia nuts

¼ cup melted chocolate to drizzle

Step 1

Pre-heat the oven at 350 degrees.

Combine sugar and butter.

Beat lightly until mixed well

Add eggs, essence and beat again until mixed (lightly)

Step 2

Combine dry ingredients.

Flour,baking powder and salt.

Step 3

Combine wet and dry ingredients and mix well or beat lightly.

Then add orange juice,dry fruits and nuts.

Mix well.

Line a baking sheet/cookie sheet with parchment paper.

The dough will be semi solid and very sticky. That is how it should be.

Drop or spread the dough on the cookie sheet making logs of 9 inches long and 2 inches thick.

It will form about three logs from the quantity.

Bake the logs for about 35 minutes.

You will notice the dough has spread and is light brown from the bottom but soft on the top. This is because at 35 mins into the oven its half done.

Remove the trays, let it cool slightly, keep the oven on and lower the temperature to 300 degrees.

Now, with a serated knife, cut the half done dough into diagonal long pieces.

Turn the pieces over so they stand up. If they don’t stand up then lay them.

Bake them again for another 10-15 minutes until golden brown, turn them over so the other side can bake as well for another 10-15 minutes.

Basically the cookies has be golden brown and crisp.

Cool them, and drizzle melted chocolate on top.

By Aditi Sheth

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