Everyday Meals

Spring Biscotti

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2eggs
  • 1egg white
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 ounces white chocolate, chopped
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • 1 ¼ cups pistachio nuts
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    In a large bowl, cream together butter, sugar, orange zest, and vanilla with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Mix in eggs and egg white one at a time, beating well after each addition. Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt; gradually blend into the creamed mixture using a wooden spoon. Stir in the white chocolate, dried cranberries, and pistachios. Cover, and chill for 30 minutes, or until dough is no longer sticky.

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  • Step 2

    Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • Step 3

    Turn dough out on a lightly floured surface, and divide into halves. Form each half into a flattish log about 12 inches long by 3 inches wide. Arrange logs at least 3 inches apart on baking sheet.

  • Step 4

    Bake for 30 minutes in preheated oven, or until pale gold. Allow logs to cool on the baking sheet until cool enough to handle. On a cutting board, cut logs crosswise on a diagonal into 1 inch thick slices. Arrange on baking sheet.

  • Step 5

    Bake for an additional 15 minutes, or until golden. Transfer biscotti to wire racks, and cool completely. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

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