Hand Dipped Biscotti

 

Biscotti is my all time favorite holiday food. Years ago my friends and I would gather for a special holiday gathering and each year one of my friends would make Hand Dipped Biscotti. She would wrap each piece like a gift and we would relish every single bite until we got more the next year.

I make Hand Dipped Biscotti each year still love it. Our kids love biscotti as well and often help me make it. They eat more than they make, but I love having them in the kitchen. It is a fun family activity.

Here’s what you will need to make Your own Hand Dipped Biscotti:

2 cups all purpose flour

1 1/2 tsp. Baking powder

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup butter

1 tsp. Grated lemon zest

1/4 tsp. Salt

1tsp. Vanilla

2 eggs

3/4 cup chopped almonds

2/3 cup dried cranberries

12 oz. chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix dry ingredients and set aside. Combine butter and sugar, mix well. Add lemon zest, eggs and vanilla. Add dry ingredients, combine. Fold in nuts and cranberries. Turn out onto slightly floured counter, kneed slightly. Shape into rectangle, about 3″ wide. Place on large cookie sheet and bake for 40 minutes. Remove from oven, cool for 30 minutes. Cut into slices 1″ thick. Place slices on their side on cookie sheet. Bake again for 20 minutes until golden. Cool completely. Meanwhile, heat chocolate in double boiler until melted. Dip cooled biscotti pieces into chocolate, covering them half way. Place dipped biscotti on cookie,sheet until chocolate has hardened. Wrap pieces individually in wax paper or parchment to store.

 

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