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Christmas Biscotti


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 egg white, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon orange peel, shredded
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup green candied cherries, chopped
  • 3/4 cup red candied cherries, chopped
  • 1/2 cup almonds, toasted and chopped

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  1. Place butter in large bowl, mix at medium speed, adding 1 cup sugar and baking powder.
  2. Beat in eggs, egg yolk, and orange peel into mixture.
  3. Using a wooden spoon mix in cherries, and flour.
  4. Divide dough in to half. Using a 14-inch loaf pan, shape into loaves.
  5. Place each loaf on a greased cookie sheet. Gently flatten to with hand.
  6. Mix egg white and water. Brush onto loaves. Sprinkle with remaining sugar.
  7. Bake at 375 degrees F for 20 to 25 minutes.
  8. Let cool on cookie sheet until completely cool.
  9. Cut into 1/2-inch slices. Places slices onto cookie sheets.
  10. Bake at 325 degrees F for 10 minutes.
  11. Turn pieces over, and bake for another 10 minutes.
  12. Remove to a wire rack, let cool.