Pecan Cranberry Biscotti
- Ready In:
- 1hr 25mins
- Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
- Finely chop half the pecans, leaving the remaining pecans as halves.
- Set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine the baking powder, flour, sugar and salt.
- Set aside.
- In a small bowl, beat together the eggs, egg yolks and vanilla.
- Add to dry ingredients and mix until sticky dough is formed.
- Stir in pecans, cranberries and lemon zest.
- Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Divide dough in half.
- With one half, scoop out small amounts of dough with a wooden spoon and form a rough log directly on the parchment paper.
- With floured hands, shape rough log into a smooth log which measures 9 inches long by 3 inches wide.
- Repeat with second half of dough, placing it about 4-5 inches away from first log.
- Bake until golden brown, about 25-30 minutes.
- Remove from oven and let stand for 10 minutes or until cool enough to handle.
- In the meantime, reduce oven temperature to 275F degrees.
- On cutting board, with serrated knife, cut logs into 1/2 inch thick diagonal slices.
- Place pieces, cut side down, on baking sheet.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly toasted.
- Turn cookies over and bake for 20 minutes longer or until slightly dry.
- Cool on wire rack then store in an airtight container.
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I'm not sure why other reviewers didn't love this... I thought these biscotti were really great. I love how every biteful has a bunch of nuts and fruit in it. I baked these for holiday cookies, and everyone raved about them; in fact, I am writing this review making a second batch in 48 hours! [Edit] This is my go-to biscotti recipe. I make it every holiday season. It is wonderful! I sometimes add 1/4 teaspoon almond extract to the batch as well.
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