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These delectable Italian Cherry Almond Biscotti (Cantucci) are the perfect cookies to dip in wine, coffee and hot cocoa for breakfast, snack or dessert. Yummy!

Cherry Almond Biscotti

These delectable Italian Cherry Almond Biscotti (Cantucci) are the perfect cookies to dip in wine, coffee and hot cocoa for breakfast, snack or dessert. Yummy!
Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 28 -30 cookies
Calories 87 kcal
Author Tiffany Bendayan

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup almonds coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper
  3. In a bowl, whisk the eggs, sugar, lemon zest, vanilla and almond extract
  4. In another bowl, sift the flour, baking powder and salt
  5. Add the egg mixture into the flour mixture folding gently with a spatula
  6. Pour in the chopped almonds and cherries. Mix with your hands until the dough is combined. Do not overmix
  7. Divide the dough into 2 equal parts
  8. Form each dough into a flat log approximately 12 inch long and 3 inch wide. Place the logs* on the sheet pan. Leave a space between them since the dough tends to spread during baking
  9. Bake for 28-30 minutes or until the logs have browned all over
  10. Remove from the oven and let the cool for 10 minutes
  11. Using a serrated knife (bread knife) cut each log diagonally into 1/2" inch slices (approximately)
  12. Place the cookies on 2 sheet pans lined with parchment paper
  13. Bake for 10 more minutes
  14. Remove from the oven and let the cookies cool on a cooling rack

Recipe Notes

If dough seems too sticky, moisten your hands with some water

Nutrition Facts
Cherry Almond Biscotti
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 87 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Cholesterol 11mg4%
Sodium 5mg0%
Potassium 46mg1%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 95IU2%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.