The original recipe is from the Odense.com site. I love almond paste and thought these were quite tasty and looked like biscotti from a coffee house- not hard to make at all. Next time I might add a little almond extract and even a little lemon zest would be nice but they were gone in a short time just the way the recipe is posted. I doubled the recipe and only made 2 loaves so my biscotti were quite big.
A perfect holiday cookie! You can substitute dried cherries for the cranberries, use a good quality white chocolate for this, I use Lindt or Baker's. These can be made up to 1 week ahead, or freeze in an air tight container. I highly suggest to double this recipe, these are wonderful biscotti!
This recipe goes back over 30 years! if desired you could add 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips into the batter and for the holidays add in some diced mixed candied fruit --- for perfect results all ingredients must be measured accurately, for a sweeter taste increase the sugar to 1 cup or a little more, I normally get 24-25 cookies from this recipe but it will depend on the size you slice them - these will keep well in a airtight container for up to 2 weeks or you may freeze so don't be afraid to make these well before the holidays! :)
After many years of experimentation, I think these are the best biscotti I've ever made. They are nice and dry and crunchy the way real biscotti should be - they are not cookie-like like many you buy in the store these days. They are perfect for dipping, they have a long shelf-life, they are delicious and flavorful. My toddler LOVES them and even asks for them before bed with a cup of milk for dipping. Another great recipe from Alice Medrich.
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