A Gift of Biscotti

Dec
18

Post by community member:

Happy Holidays From My Kitchen To Yours!

Looking for something different this year to take to the office party, family gathering, or for your Christmas cookie exchange? I have the answer for you–Christmas Biscotti!

Don’t they look festive? When packaged in a cellophane bag with a tag, they make an excellent last minute gift, and they taste great with your coffee!

This is my gift to you!

Aren’t they gorgeous? And they taste as good as they look!

Here we go!

It really helps to have all your ingredients measured and chopped before you start. Make sure your butter is at room temperature.

Cream butter and sugar together about three or four minutes till mixture is smooth.

Add flour in slowly. We added the flour in thirds, mixing each time.

Add ins–we added Craisins dusted in flour and chopped pecans. You can customize this recipe and add in your favorites! Add Pistachios for a touch of green!

Take your dough and place it on waxed paper and began to form in a log, compressing to remove any air pockets.

The log should be uniform, approximately 3 inches wide and length of pan. Place on parchment paper or Silpat prepared baking sheet.

Place in a preheated oven and bake 30 minutes. It will be light brown.

Remove from the oven and let cool 15 minutes before cutting. Using a serrated bread knife, cut the slices 1/2 inch wide on the diagonal.

And just in case you’re thinking those are my hairy arms! They’re not! They belong to my stepson Willie (The Chef) who so graciously helped me with rolling them out and cutting them, so I could take the pictures and show you!

Place slices on the baking pan and bake an additional 10 min. on each side till cookies become lightly toasted.

Yumm! Don’t they look good?

I dipped half the biscotti in white chocolate that I had warmed in a double boiler on the stove and let that cool, then melted my dark chocolate in the microwave and put in a baggie that I snipped the corner off of to drizzle the dark chocolate. You could also sprinkle the red or green colored sugar on to make them look festive!

Hope you enjoy this recipe! I would love to hear if you make them.

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas!

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Ewenique blogs at Ewenique.



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Comments

  1. Linda Goble says:

    I been wanting to make these for a long time and now I shall and give some away as gifts. Thanks for posting the recipe. Merry Christmas!!!!

  2. glenda says:

    Would you believe I have never tasted or made biscotti.

    Are they very hard? I always thought they were something you had to dip in order to eat.

  3. Patrice says:

    I haven’t had my morning tea. Can I jog by and pick up a few of those, wherever you are? lol They look good!

  4. cityMousE says:

    Those look amazing! Well done. I want some.

  5. Ewenique says:

    @Glenda, No they are not hard to make, I always thought the same thing until I saw them made, thats why I posted a visual recipe, so everyone can see how easy they are to make.
    If you like a softer cookie, you don’t have to bake them the second time, I do because my husband likes to dunk them in his coffee.
    They hold up real well for shipping and are really good for a couple of weeks in a covered container.
    If you freeze them, Don’t dip in chocolate because the chocolate will “bloom” get (grayish streaks), still good but not a pretty presentation/

  6. glenda says:

    My son-in-law always dips his cookies….I need to make him some but will have to get more craisins and parchment paper.

    Thank you for the quick response.

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