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Cranberry, orange & walnut biscotti

3
2
2
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
1 hr 40 min
Prep
20 min
Cook
50 min
Serves
34
Difficulty
Easy
Scented with orange zest and laced with dried cranberries and walnuts, these tasty cookies require a two-step baking method. First the dough is formed into a log and baked until firm. Once cooled slightly, the log is thinly sliced and the cookies are baked again until golden brown and crisp. Whole-wheat pastry flour has a finer texture than regular whole wheat. It adds more flavor and nutrition than all-purpose flour, and works beautifully for cookies and cakes. Serve these crunchy treats with a cup cocoa.

Ingredients

Whole wheat pastry flour

2¼ cup(s)

Baking powder

1 tsp

Table salt

½ tsp

Sugar

cup(s)

Orange zest

1 Tbsp

Vanilla extract

1½ tsp

Egg(s)

2 large egg(s)

Dried cranberries

½ cup(s)

Walnut(s)

cup(s), chopped and toasted

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line large baking sheet with parchment paper. In medium bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, and salt. In large bowl, combine sugar, orange zest, vanilla, and eggs and, using electric mixer, beat at medium speed until light-colored and slightly thickened, about 4 minutes. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and beat at low speed just until combined. Stir cranberries and walnuts into dough.
  2. Divide dough in half. Shape each half into 9-by-3-inch rectangle on prepared pan. Bake at 350°F until lightly browned, about 30 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool on pan for 10 minutes.
  3. Reduce oven temperature to 300°F. Cut each dough rectangle diagonally into 17 (1⁄2-inch) slices. Arrange slices, cut-side down, on pan. (It’s OK if biscotti are crowded.) Bake until dry on top, 8 to 10 minutes. Turn biscotti over and bake until golden brown in spots, 8 to 10 minutes more. Transfer biscotti to wire rack and let cool completely, about 20 minutes.
  4. Serving size: 1 cookie