May 20, 2012

Christmas Biscotti

Sally Clarkson from I Take Joy posted this recipe.

½ cup pecans, chopped and toasted
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
8 tbsp butter, softened
2 eggs, room temperature
1 tsp vanilla
2 tsp sugar for topping/chocolate for drizzling on top

Preheat oven to 350°.
Chop pecans and place on baking sheet and bake for 6-7 minutes until lightly toasted. Remove pecans from pan and cool.
In large bowl, combine flour, baking powder and cinnamon; set aside. In a mixing bowl, beat butter and ¾ cup sugar until creamy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Add flour mixture; mix well. Stir in pecans.
Divide dough in half and form each half into a 7"x2" long log. Lightly spray bar pan or cookie sheet with Pam. Place each log crosswise on sheet or pan about 4" apart. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake 30 minutes.
Remove pan to cooling rack; let logs cool in pan for 15 or more minutes until completely cool. Carefully remove logs to cutting board and using a serrated knife, gently cut logs diagonally into ½" thick slices.
Arrange slices upright in pan about 1" apart. Bake 20-25 minutes or until dry and crisp. Cool completely on cooling rack.
Add any drizzling after it has cooled. Store tightly in a covered container. Makes about 2 dozen.

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