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.

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Hand Dipped Biscotti is easy to make and so rewarding! It makes a great gift for any time of year.

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Hand Dipped Biscotti

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

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Here’s what you will need:

Hand Dipped Biscotti

Hand Dipped Biscotti

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. 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.

To package your biscotti, wrap them in waxed paper and tie with pieces of bakers twine. You can also layer them in a cookie tin with parchment paper between the layers. Add a to/from tag and a copy of this recipe for a unique handmade gift!

 

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