Serve our biscotti recipes with coffee or tea—just make sure you bake enough of these tasty treats for everyone to enjoy.
October 01, 2012
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Healthy Biscotti Recipes
These crunchy cookies are perfectly dunkable—whether it's coffee, tea, or even cocoa. They store well so feel free to bake up an extra batch or two.
Our first recipe is Deep Dark Chocolate Biscotti.
Sneak in some good stuff with these coffee-dunking biscotti. Your little secret: whole-wheat flour, flaxseed, dark chocolate chips, and almonds add fiber and antioxidants without sacrificing one ounce of pleasure.
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Classic Cookies and More
The word gingerbread evokes some of the sweetest memories of youth. From aromatic holiday cookies shaped and decorated like little people to luscious birthday cakes topped with whipped cream, these flavorful recipe are sure to satisfy.
First up: These twice-baked gingerbread cookies create the perfect dunkable dessert this season. Be sure to let the cookie logs cool after the first bake so they slice cleanly and don't crumble.
These crunchy and lightly sweet biscotti are great with espresso or French roast coffee after dinner. Though any nuts will work, pine nuts offer sophisticated taste.
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Dark Chocolate-Dipped Anise Biscotti
Biscotti is a wonderful everyday treat, but the addition of licorice-flavored anise plus a dip in dark chocolate turns them into something special. This is a great make-ahead recipe (freeze for up to a month, then dip in chocolate after thawing). Plus, biscotti is a hardy cookie that travels well in the mail, if you wish to ship them as a gift.
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Tuscan Almond Biscotti
These Tuscan biscotti add a little flourish at the end of a meal, typically served with sweet dessert wine. In our homes they also make a lovely morning or afternoon snack, paired with a cup of coffee or a steaming mug of hot chocolate. Store them in an airtight container for up to a week.
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Orange-Infused Cherry-Almond Biscotti
The flavors of dried cherries, oranges, and almonds lend a refreshing fruit twist to this biscotti.
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Standing the cookies eliminates the traditional step of flipping them halfway through baking. Chocolate lovers can stir 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips into the batter or dip half of each cookie into melted chocolate.
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White Chocolate-Cashew Coffee Biscotti
A drizzle of white chocolate lends these biscotti flair. For contrast, melt semisweet chocolate to drizzle over half the batch.
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This recipe was given a 5-star rating by readers. After your first crunchy bite, you'll know why.
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Our Test Kitchens staffers found that using a serrated knife works best for cutting the rolls after the first bake time. If you're a fan of dried cranberries, they make a great substitute for dried cherries.
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White Chocolate-Lemon Biscotti
For a variation on this crisp Italian cookie recipe, substitute orange for lemon and semisweet chocolate chips for chopped white chocolate. Take time to chop a white chocolate candy bar for this recipe; white chocolate morsels contain no cocoa butter.
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Vanilla extract enhances the dusky mix of cocoa and minichips in these twice-baked slice cookies, which deliver deep chocolate taste.
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Keep a stash of these savory biscotti in your desk drawer for a quick snack. They'd also be good with soup or chili. They'll keep up to a week stored in an airtight container.
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Seal these crunchy cookies in a tin, and give them with your recipient's favorite coffee, tea, or bottle of port. Or pile some biscotti in a jumbo latte cup with the recipe tied to the handle.
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Lemon Biscotti with Sour Lemon Drizzle
Here's a real treat for lemon lovers. If you're making enough to freeze, store them in the freezer without the drizzle, then make and add before serving.
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Biscotti with Lavender and Orange
This fragrant biscotti recipe is full of fresh flavor. It makes the ideal accompaniment to hot herbal tea.