Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Orange Cranberry Biscotti with White Chocolate Chips and Orange Glaze
These are my new go-to holiday treat, they are wonderful! I seriously could not stop eating these biscotti. I absolutely loved them and was so exited when I finally got to make them. They are perfect for treat bags or goodie trays because they keep well.
Orange Cranberry Biscotti w/ White Chocolate Chips and Orange Glaze
for the biscotti:
3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cups sugar
8 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
3 large eggs
1 tbsp. vanilla extract
2 tbsp. orange zest
1 cup white chocolate chips
1 cup dried cranberries
for the glaze:
3-4 Tbsp. freshly squeezed orange juice
1 cup powdered sugar
Preheat the oven to 350° F. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray or line with parchment paper. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium mixing bowl; stir together with a fork and set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together the sugar, melted butter, eggs, vanilla extract and orange zest until well combined. With the mixer on low speed, add in the dry ingredients and mix until just incorporated. Stir in the white chocolate chips and dried cranberries with a rubber spatula.
Divide the dough in half. Working with one portion of dough, shape into a 12" x 3" log on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining dough so that the logs are laying parallel and spaced apart on the baking sheet. Bake until the logs are golden brown, 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool for 25 minutes, maintaining the oven temperature in the meantime.
Carefully transfer the logs to a work surface and remove the parchment paper from the pan (if you are using it). Using a serrated knife, cut the logs into ½-inch slices on the diagonal. Lie the slices on one of their cut sides back on the baking sheet. Return to the oven and bake for 12 minutes more. Transfer to a wire rack to cool almost completely. Drizzle glaze over each biscotto, spreading it if desired, then finish cooling completely. Store in an airtight container.
SOURCE:Adapted from Annie's Eats.
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