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Cherry Almond Biscotti

I love biscotti and I created this recipe for my grandfather. I send biscotti to my Grandfather Martini, who lives in California, about three times year. They have a long shelf life and they ship well. This is a great base recipe to use to create your own. Just use different flavoring, nuts, chocolate or fruit. There is nothing better than a latte with biscotti. I sometimes have one as an afternoon snack with tea.
-Thank you so much for this lovely recipe…I have been using this base recipe for making anise biscotti and everyone is raving about it…the only thing I am doing different is lowering the sugar to 3/4 cup and upping the baking powder to 1 1/2 tsp…also I only bake them for 19 minutes for the first bake…
-Karen, I am right in the middle of the process of baking your recipe, the dough tasted so good, even my 13 year old son loved it, and the smell from the kitchen is wonderful. The almond flavor, oh my gosh! My mom is an almond lover, and I will be bringing some to her tomorrow, along with a plate full to Church. The 13 year old, wants to bring some to his teachers. Thank you so much for a very tasty recipe!
-I don’t have the recipe posted yet. I will do it one day. I make such a large recipe because my whole family absolutely loves them!! The real knack if making a good, crispy, light biscotti is to make a dough that is a little soft, but not stick to your hands. Also, I have 2 ovens which makes it easy to bake and toast.
-Oh, I apologize. I did substitute Coconut Palm Sugar for all sugars b/c of the low glycemic index. Forgot I did that until after I commented! It’s been a busy day I guess.
-Thanks Amy! My husband also loves these biscotti, he is a cherry lover. I prefer the dried tart cherries over the dried sweet cherries in this recipe. Ginny I wouldn’t try a boxed cake mix for biscotti because of the difference in the recipe of a cake and a crisp type of cookie. If you try it, let me know how it turns out. Karen, yes a hand mixer will work. The batter is stiff so you might have to stir in the remaining ingredients. Julie, yes that last name seems to always get some type of response. 🙂 Let me know how your biscotti turn out.

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