Twelve Days of Christmas: Biscotti with prunes, dried cherries and chocolate

Hey if there is a yogurt that promotes "healthy digestion" then why not cookies too.

Hey if there is a yogurt that promotes “healthy digestion” then why not cookies too.

Christmas just isn’t Christmas without adding a few biscotti to the cookie jar, or at least really meaning to.

Biscotti with prunes, dried cherries and chocolate

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tbsp date syrup (or honey)
  • 1/4 cup dried cherries
  • 1/3 cup prunes, chopped
  • 2 ounces dark chocolate

Preheat oven to 375. Butter and flour a baking sheet. In a large bowl, mix flour, salt, baking powder and sugar. Create a well in the center. Add eggs, date syrup, dried fruit and chocolate. Stir until incorporated. Drop dough onto baking sheet in two even logs, about two inches wide and 10-12 inches long. Bake until golden and firm. Let cool for 10 minutes. Lower heat to 325. Once biscotti has cooled slightly cut them at a diagonal in roughly 1/2 inch slices. Stand upright on baking sheet and return to oven. Cook for 10 minutes longer.

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This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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8 Responses to Twelve Days of Christmas: Biscotti with prunes, dried cherries and chocolate

  1. A_Boleyn says:

    Wonderful flavours.

  2. Jueseppi B. says:

    Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat™.

  3. Raymund says:

    Need a coffee with that delicious thing!

  4. I made some biscotti yesterday but now I htink I need to make another batch of yours!

  5. Eva Taylor says:

    We’re on a real biscotti kick here too and this is such a beautiful festive recipe.

  6. TasteFood says:

    I am late to your Christmas party. These are perfect holiday confections!

  7. ChgoJohn says:

    This is a great recipe, Greg. I made biscotti with dried cherries a few years ago and loved the results. I’m sure yours are even better.

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