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GrandPa’s Almond Cherry Biscotti

These biscotti have powered many a holiday adventure, whether a run, hike, bike, or stroll down memory lane. They’re perfectly crispy, nutty, and sweet, and a lively addition to other holiday treats. A warning though that they are for people with tough teeth, so if you’re looking for some softer biscotti, check out these Soft Biscotti.

Total time (including baking): 1 hour 30 minutes. Makes about 40 biscottis.

Materials: Mixing bowl; measuring vessels; baking tray. Missing materials or ingredients? Look here.

Ingredients (Substitutions):

  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup chopped nuts
  • Candied fruit as desired
  • Egg for egg wash and sprinkle of sugar as finishing touches
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  1. Preheat oven to 375˚F.
  2. In a mixing bowl, blend (with a mixing spoon) 4 tbsp softened butter, 1 cup sugar, 2 tsp vanilla, and 3 eggs until smooth.
  3. Measure 3 cups of flour and mix with 2 tsp baking powder and ½ tsp salt. Sift this mixture into the wet ingredients.
  4. Add the chopped nuts and fruit.
  5. Roll dough into 2 logs with ~ 1 ¼ inch thickness and place on baking tray. (Optional) Beat an egg for an egg wash. Paint logs with egg wash then sprinkle with extra granulated sugar.
  6. Bake at 375˚F for 20-25 minutes. Slice into biscotti and lay on sides. Bake another 10-12 minutes until lightly browned. Let cool completely. Enjoy!

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