Cherry Eggnog Biscotti

Cherry Eggnog Biscotti

Eggnog flavor and dried cherries make these a festive, anytime treat.

45 min.prep time 1:50total time
3 dozen cookies
454 Ratings

Ingredients

Cookie

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
6 tablespoons LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened
3 eggs
1 teaspoon rum extract
1 cup dried cherries, chopped

Glaze

1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon rum extract
1 to 2 tablespoons milk

Directions

Heat oven to 325°F. Line ungreased cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and nutmeg in large bowl. Add butter; beat at low speed until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Increase speed to medium; add eggs and 1 teaspoon rum extract. Beat until well mixed. Stir in cherries by hand.

Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface; knead 10 to 15 times with lightly floured hands. Divide dough in half; roll each half into 14-inch log. Place logs 3 inches apart onto prepared baking sheet; flatten each log to about 2 inches wide. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until set. Cool 10 minutes on cooling rack covered with parchment paper.

Reduce oven temperature to 275°F. Remove logs from parchment; cut into 3/4-inch diagonal slices. Lay slices onto same cookie sheet, cut-side down. Bake for 13 minutes. Turn over; continue baking an additional 12 to 14 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from cookie sheet. Cool completely.

Combine powdered sugar, 1/2 teaspoon rum extract and enough milk for desired consistency. Drizzle glaze over cooled biscotti..

TIP: Biscotti means twice-baked. It is the second baking that adds crunchiness to these great dippers and allows for long-term storage with little ill affect. Packaged with coupons or beans from a favorite coffeehouse, they make a great hostess gift or a nice care package for a far-from-home college student studying for exams.

Nutrition Facts (1 biscotti)

Calories: 90

Fat: 2.5g

Cholesterol: 25mg

Sodium: 110mg

Carbohydrates: 16g

Dietary Fiber: <1g

Protein: 2g

Recipe #12224©2002Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

This recipe turned out very nicely! I omitted the cherries.
Very Good flavor!
One of the best Biscotti I've made. I didn't have dried cherries so I used dried cranberries instead. I made these for work and it was a hit. I'll definitely make them again.
Another great Land O Lakes recipe! The eggnog flavor was very subtle so now I add 2 tsp. rum and 1 1/4 tsp. nutmeg. I prefer a fairly crisp biscotti so I add a round of 8 minute baking on each side after the fisrt 13 and 12 minute baking.
The only changes I made was using a mixed dried fruit instead of the cherries and eliminating the rum extract. (My daughter and daughters in law went on a girls' trip and I make these cookies to take. One of my daughters in law doesn't like cherries so I had to make a change for her.)

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