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Toasted hazelnuts and dried cranberries
combine to make delicious crisp biscotti cookies.
- Cookie Ingredients:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup (2 1/2 ounces) hazelnuts or filberts, toasted, skins
removed, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon orange juice
2 teaspoons grated orange peel
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2/3 cup (3 ounces) finely chopped dried cranberries
1 to 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
Egg Wash Ingredients:
- 1 egg white
1 tablespoon water
- Heat oven to 350°F (175°C).
- Combine 2 cups flour, hazelnuts, baking
powder, baking soda and salt in medium bowl; set aside.
- Combine 3/4 cup sugar and eggs in large
mixer bowl. Beat at medium speed until thick and lemon-colored
(2 to 3 minutes). Add vegetable oil, orange juice, orange peel
and vanilla. Beat until well mixed (1 to 2 minutes). Reduce speed
to low. Beat, gradually adding flour mixture, until well mixed
(1 to 2 minutes). Stir in dried cranberries by hand.
- 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 on greased
cookie sheet; flatten tops slightly. Combine egg white and water
in small bowl; brush over top of biscotti. Sprinkle with sugar.
Bake for 23 to 30 minutes or until lightly browned and firm to
the touch. Let cool on cookie sheet, 15 minutes.
- Reduce oven temperature to 300°F (150°C).Cut
logs diagonally into 1/2-inch slices with serrated knife; arrange
slices, cut-side down, on cookie sheets. Bake for 16 to 20 minutes,
turning once, or until golden brown. Place on cooling racks;
Makes 2 1/2 dozen biscotti.
Nutrition Facts (1 cookie):Calories: 70
Fat: 3 g Cholesterol: 10 mg Sodium: 40 mg Carbohydrates: 10 g
Dietary Fiber: 0 g Protein: 1 g
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