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Recipe : Entry # 9029
Denise Swann
Recipe Title
Cranberry Orange Almond Biscotti
Recipe Theme
December: Edible Gifts
Dixie EC
¼ cup olive oil
Zest of one orange (I use blood orange, but plain is fine)
¾ cup white sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 eggs
1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ cup craisins
1 cup whole roasted almonds
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. In a large bowl, mix together the oil, sugar and zest until well blended. Mix in the vanilla and almond extracts, then beat in the eggs. Combine flour, salt and baking powder; gradually stir into egg mixture. Mix in craisins and nuts by hand. Divide dough in half. (It is very sticky. I have water to dampen my fingers when forming the logs.) Form 2 logs on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 35 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the logs are light brown. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool for 15 minutes. Reduce the heat to 275 degrees. Cut the logs on a diagonal into 1-inch thick slices. Lay on sides on parchment covered cookie sheet. Bake for approximately 10-15 minutes or until dry, then cool. This recipe makes about 20 cookies.