Biscotti: Holiday Cookie-Gifting At Its Best!
Biscotti is a long biscuit cookie with a crunchy texture that’s achieved by double-baking. There are any number of variations: Cranberry Pistachio or Chocolate Almond, for example. I love dried fig and hazelnut or the simple combination of cardamom and vanilla. Once you get the hang of baking and slicing the dough, biscotti is about as simple a recipe as they come and, in my experience, tends to be one of those things that friends and family find much fancier and labor-intensive than it really is. The best part? Because of their firm, snappy texture, biscotti ship beautifully and has a long shelf-life (2-3 weeks) so you can begin the gifting now!
(Images: Stephanie Barlow)