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Pack up a delicious holiday treat for friends and family with this biscotti recipe. Unique from other Thanksgiving and Christmas cookies, these biscotti use hazelnut, cranberry, and orange zest to add extra flavor.
Heat oven to 350°F.
Combine 2 cups flour, hazelnuts, baking powder, baking soda and salt in bowl; set aside.
Combine 3/4 cup sugar and eggs in another bowl. Beat at medium speed until thick and lemon-colored. Add vegetable oil, orange juice, orange zest and vanilla. Beat until well mixed. Beat at low speed, gradually adding flour mixture, until well mixed. Stir in dried cranberries.
Turn dough onto lightly floured surface (dough will be soft and sticky). Sprinkle lightly with 1 to 2 teaspoons flour; knead flour into dough. Shape into 2 (8x2-inch) logs with floured hands. Place 3 to 4 inches apart onto greased cookie sheet; flatten tops slightly.
Whisk egg white and water together in bowl; brush over top of biscotti. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake 23-30 minutes or until lightly browned and firm to the touch. Let cool on cookie sheet 15 minutes.
Reduce oven temperature to 300°F.
Cut logs diagonally into 1/2-inch slices with serrated knife; arrange slices on cookie sheets, cut-side down. Bake 16-20 minutes, turning once, or until golden brown. Place onto cooling racks; cool completely.
Dietary Fiber: 1g
I loved these biscotti! Followed the advice above and chilled dough before shaping. The dough holds in the fridge for a few days. Make sure your cranberries are finely chopped before adding. These cookies are very easy to make.
I began eating biscotti 50 years ago. These are about the best tasting biscotti out there. Easy to make and they look as good as they taste.
These are really sophisticated tasting biscotti and always get raves when I serve them. The dough is very difficult to shape, so I refrigerate it for several hours before shaping the logs.
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