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[The Cookie Elf File] Cranberry Almond Biscotti -- the easy way!
February 24, 2014
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Cookie Recipe of the Week:
Cranberry Almond Biscotti -- the easy way

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Biscotti, meaning “twiced-baked” in Italian (“bis” meaning “twice” and “cotto” derived from “cooked”), have become the most popularized Italian cookie recipe beyond the country’s borders. Dough is formed into loaves, baked until golden brown, sliced, and then baked again. Traditionally made with almonds so are readily available in Italy, biscotti are also flavored with chocolate, hazelnuts, spices, and dried fruits – as in this recipe.

The big secret is that making biscotti is easy. Cranberry Almond Biscotti incorporate dried cranberries and sugar substitute in a fresh version of these traditionally almond-flavored Italian cookies.

Cranberry Almond Biscotti

Prep time: 20 minutes
Bake time: 40 minutes, divided
Makes about 30-32 cookies

Get the full recipe for Cranberry Almond Biscotti. Plus be sure to check out our Biscotti Pinterest board and Italian Christmas Cookie Pinterest board for more inspiration.

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