Saturday, November 18, 2017

Cranberry Orange Biscotti


I love this recipe.  So flavourful and so festive.
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Ingredients
1 cup dried cranberries
3 tbsp orange juice
1/2 cup melted butter
3/4 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
2 eggs room temperature
1 orange zested
2-1/2 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt
3 oz white chocolate wafers
Preparation:
Preheat oven to 350.  Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.  Set aside
Place dried cranberries in a bowl and cover with boiling water for 2 minutes then drain well and dry.
In a large bowl combine the sugar, orange juice, zest and butter with a whisk until well blended then add one egg at a time.
In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking powder and salt
Add flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix until very well blended
Add cranberries and mix well
Chill dough for at least 30 minutes
Divide chilled dough in half and shape into two rectangles on your parchment paper.  Spray pam on your hands if dough is sticky
Each rectangle should measure approximately 12” x 3”
Bake for 20-25 minutes making sure edges are lightly browned
Let cool for 15 minutes
Slice each rectangle into 1/2” or 3/4” slices then place back on the parchment paper.  Each cookie should be turned on its side and baked again for about 6-8 minutes then turned on the other side and baked for another 6-8 minutes.  This makes the biscotti crispy and lightly golden brown.
Cool for 10 minutes.  Remove cookies to wire rack to completely cool. 
Melt white chocolate wafers in microwave slowly.  Melt for 30 seconds then stir.  Stir every 30 seconds.
Place melted chocolate in a piping bag or drizzle with a fork over cookies.
Makes about 34 cookies
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