Classic Cranberry Almond Biscotti
- prep time20 min
- total time 75 min
- serves 36
This recipe makes biscotti that are crisp but tender.
¾ cup granulated sugar
½ cup vegetable oil
2 large eggs
2 Tbsp lemon zest, finely grated
¾ tsp pure almond extract
¾ cup whole raw almonds
½ cup dried cranberries
1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
½ tsp fine salt
½ tsp ground nutmeg
1 egg whisked with 2 Tbsp (30 mL) water, for brushing
1. Preheat the oven to 325 °F (160 °C) and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk the sugar, oil, eggs, lemon zest and almond extract together. Stir in the almonds and dried cranberries.
3. Sift the flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg in a separate bowl, add this to the wet mixture and stir until completely blended. Shape the dough into 2 logs about 12-inches long, place on the baking tray and pat down to flatten (you can flour your hands to prevent sticking). Brush the logs with the egg mixture and bake for about 35 minutes, until a rich golden brown. Cool the logs on the baking tray a little bit, but so they are still warm to the touch.
4. Using a serrated knife, slice the logs into cookies just over ½-inch thick. Place these back on the baking tray, leaving just a little space between them (you may need a second baking tray) and return them to the oven to bake about 20 minutes, until lightly browned. Remove from the baking tray to cool completely.