this is a fantastic recipe from the joy of cooking. my dear hubby is the one who bakes this holiday goodie at our house! the word biscotti is italian and means twice baked biscuits. the name perfectly describes how you ultimately bake these yummy treats, TWICE (or so)! biscotti is a wonderful holiday gift, as it is easy to make and lasts a long time. it is a bit time consuming, but well worth it in the end, in my opinion. so, let’s get to it.
1. combine oil, sugar, eggs, zest and extracts together. then stir in flour, baking powder and salt.
2. add chopped almonds and dried cranberries. mix well.
3. shape two loaves out of the dough on parchment-lined cookie sheet and bake at 375F for 25 minutes. allow loaves to cool then cut on a diagonal into 1/2 inch slices. then, bake slices on sides for 10 minutes and turn over and bake for another 10 minutes.
4.cool on a rack. serve with a cuppa tea or coffee and dip biscotti in the drink.