Fruit And Nut Biscotti

Serve this wonderfully light and crispy biscotti with piping hot coffee or tea at your next luncheon.

  • prep time 45 min
  • total time 1 hr 15 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 36

Ingredients

1/2
cup sugar
1/4
cup margarine or butter, softened
1
teaspoon grated lemon peel
2
tablespoons lemon juice
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
2
eggs
1 3/4
cups All Purpose Flour
1
teaspoon baking powder
1/2
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
teaspoon cinnamon
1/2
cup finely chopped pecans
1/2
cup chopped assorted dried fruit
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease cookie sheet. In large bowl, combine sugar and margarine; beat until light and fluffy. Add lemon peel, lemon juice, vanilla and eggs; beat well. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. In medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon; mix well. Add to sugar mixture; mix well. Stir in pecans and dried fruit.
  • 2 On lightly floured surface, gently knead dough 5 or 6 times. Shape dough into two 10-inch tolls. Place rolls 4 inches apart on greased cookie sheet, flatten each to 2 inches width.
  • 3 Bake at 350°F. for 25 to 30 minutes or until set and golden brown. Remove from cookie sheet; place on wire racks. Cool 10 minutes. With serrated knife, cut rolls diagonally into 1/2-inch slices. Arrange slices, cut side down, on same cookie sheet.
  • 4 Bake at 350° F. for 8 to 10 minutes or until bottoms are crisp. Turn cookies over; bake an additional 5 to 6 minutes or until crisp. Remove from cookie sheet; cool 15 minutes or until completely cooled. Store in tightly covered container.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Cookie
    Calories
    60
    ,
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    3g
    3%
    (Saturated Fat
    0g,
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    12mg
    12%;
    Sodium
    50mg
    50%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    9g
    9%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Protein
    1g
    1%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    2%;
    Iron
    2%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch; 1/2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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