Recipe: Christmas Biscotti


Christmas Biscotti
1 cup butter
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
2 eggs
1 egg yolk
1 egg white, beaten
1 tablespoon orange peel, shredded
1 teaspoon water
3 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup green candied cherries, chopped
3/4 cup red candied cherries, chopped
1/2 cup almonds, toasted and chopped

Place butter in large bowl, mix at medium speed, adding 1 cup sugar and baking powder. Beat in eggs, egg yolk, and orange peel into mixture. Using a wooden spoon mix in cherries, and flour. Divide dough in to half. Using a 14-inch loaf pan, shape into loaves.

Place each loaf on a greased cookie sheet. Gently flatten to with hand. Mix egg white and water. Brush onto loaves. Sprinkle with remaining sugar. Bake at 375 degrees F for 20 to 25 minutes.

Let cool on cookie sheet until completely cool. Cut into 1/2-inch slices. Places slices, onto cookie sheets Bake at 325 degrees F for 10 minutes Turn pieces over, and bake for another 10 minutes. Remove to a wire rack, let cool.

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