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Spring Biscotti

Course: Desserts
Author: Kristi

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup pistachio nuts chopped

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, cream together butter, sugar, orange zest, and vanilla with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Mix in eggs and egg white one at a time, beating well after each addition. Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt; gradually blend into the creamed mixture using a wooden spoon. Stir in the white chocolate, dried cranberries, and pistachios. Cover, and chill for 30 minutes, or until dough is no longer sticky.
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Turn dough out on a lightly floured surface, and divide into halves. Form each half into a flattish log about 12 inches long by 3 inches wide. Arrange logs at least 3 inches apart on baking sheet.
  • Bake for 30 minutes in preheated oven, or until pale gold. Allow logs to cool on the baking sheet until cool enough to handle. On a cutting board, cut logs crosswise on a diagonal into 1 inch thick slices. Arrange on baking sheet.
  • Bake for an additional 15 minutes, or until golden. Transfer biscotti to wire racks, and cool completely. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.