Apricot Almond Biscotti

Apricot Almond Biscotti

A perfect accompaniment to after dinner coffee - a crunchy and sweet Italian treat!

30 min.prep time 1:40total time
3 dozen cookies
3 Ratings

Ingredients

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened
3/4 teaspoon almond extract
2 eggs
1 cup dried apricots, chopped
3/4 cup chopped slivered almonds, toasted
Powdered sugar

Directions

Heat oven to 350°F. Stir together flour, baking powder and salt in small bowl. Set aside.

Combine sugar, butter and almond extract in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Continue beating, adding eggs one at a time, until creamy. Stir in apricots and almonds by hand. Gently stir in flour mixture just until dough forms.

Divide dough in half. Shape each half of dough on lightly floured surface into 12x1 1/2-inch log. Place logs about 4 inches apart on lightly greased large cookie sheet. Flatten each log to 2-inch width. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until logs begin to crack and edges begin to brown. Let stand 10 minutes on cookie sheet.

Reduce oven to 300°F. Carefully cut logs diagonally into 1/2-inch slices with serrated knife. Place slices on same cookie sheet, cut-side down. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, turning once, or until crisp and very light brown on both sides. Place on cooling racks. Cool completely.

Sprinkle cooled cookies with sifted powdered sugar. Store in loosely covered jar.

TIP:To toast almonds, spread evenly in shallow baking pan. Bake at 350°F for 4 to 8 minutes, stirring once, or until lightly browned. Cool completely

TIP: Use the Mediterranean variety of dried apricots for best results. You'll find them in the baking section of large supermarkets.

TIP: To cut apricots easily, use kitchen shears.

TIP: To prevent breakage while slicing, lightly hold each side of log to support edges.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 100

Fat: 4g

Cholesterol: 20mg

Sodium: 60mg

Carbohydrates: 14g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 2g

Recipe #11223©2001Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

My family loves this biscotti. We have made it many, many times--our very favorite!
I made these biscotti and they were alright. I followed the directions exactly. Visually appealing but tasted average. I made an amaretto icing to drizzle on top. This recipe is nothing special
This is a delicious biscotti recipe. I have made it three times. It is easiest to cut the apricots apart with kitchen shears rather than chopping or cutting with a knife. My family always enjoys this biscotti.

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