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Chocolate-Dipped Cranberry Pistqachio Biscotti

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Servings: Serves 18

Cook Time: 28 minutes

Prep Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients

Chocolate-Dipped Cranberry Pistqachio Biscotti
21/2 cup Flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1/2 cup Unsalted butter, at room tempature
1 cup Sugar
3 each Egg
1 oz Honey
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
1 tablespoon Fresh orange peel, zested
3/4 cup Shelled pistachios
6 oz Dried cranberries
6 oz White chocolate chips
6 oz Semi sweet chocolate baking chips/morsels

Directions

These Italian cookies are delicious plain or dipped in chocolate and can also be frozen.
What Kids Can Do
* Whisk eggs with flavorings
* Place slices on baking sheet
* Dip cookies into chocolate
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. In a medium bowl, blend flour with baking powder and salt and set aside.
3. In a large bowl, use an electric mixer on medium to cream butter until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Scrape down bowl and add sugar; mix until blended. Add eggs, honey, vanilla, and orange zest, if using and blend well, about 1 minute.
4. Fold in flour mixture in two additions using a rubber spatula. Mix until all flour is incorporated. Add pistachios and cranberries and stir until distributed through batter. Batter will be stiff.
5. Place batter into center of prepared baking sheet and pat into a loaf, measuring about 3 inches wide by 15 inches long. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 to 28 minutes. Loaf should feel firm and top should be dry, but loaf should not have begun to brown. Remove loaf from oven, place on a cooling rack, and cool for 15 minutes.
6. Using a serrated kitchen knife, diagonally slice loaf into 3/4-inch-wide slices using a sawing motion. Lay each slice on baking sheet. Pieces can be right next to each other. Bake for 5 minutes. Cookies should be firm and dry. Remove from oven and place on a cooling rack. Allow to cool completely, about 20 minutes.
7. Wipe parchment paper free of any crumbs. Line a second baking sheet with parchment paper. Place white chocolate chips in a medium microwave-safe bowl and cook on high power for 1 minute. Remove and stir until all pieces are melted; if many are still unmelted, return to microwave for another 20 seconds and stir again until melted. Repeat with semisweet chocolate chips in a separate bowl.
8. Brush extra crumbs from surface of biscotti. Hold each cookie by one end and dip halfway in either white or dark chocolate. Place dipped cookies on baking sheets. Keep one sheet for white and one for dark. Let chocolate harden at room temperature, about 4 to 6 hours. Store in an airtight container at room temperature or in freezer.
Source: Hannaford fresh Magazine, November - December 2008

Nutritional Information

* Percent Daily Values are based on 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate Less Than 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber Less Than 25g 30g
Nutritional Facts
Servings Serves 18
Base Nutrients
Calories 314 kcal (15%)
Calories from Fat 189 kcal (0%)
Total Fat 21 g (32%)
Saturated Fat 14 g (70%)
Cholesterol 52 mg (17%)
Sodium 167 mg (6%)
Total Carbohydrates 52 g (17%)
Dietary Fiber 7 g (28%)
Protein 13 g (21%)
Vitamins
Vitamin A 226 IU (4%)
Vitamin C 5 mg (8%)
Minerals
Calcium 45 mg (0%)
Iron 12 mg (20%)

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