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Small Batch Whole Grain Almond Biscotti

by on February 3, 2010 · 8 comments


I’ve been eating biscotti for days. You’d think I’d be tired of it but no,  I’m still craving the flavor and the crunch with my noon hour coffee– crunch being the key word here.  I now prefer the oil-free, hard, Italian style biscotti over the more tender, less tooth-cracking type made with butter or oil. Last […]


Published on February 3, 2010
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Almond Thins like Almondina

by on May 22, 2008 · 20 comments

Almond Thins

A few months ago, I spent half a day trying to clone Almondinas – thin, sweet cookies which I can best describe as a cross between Melba toast and biscotti. They were very popular in New York in the 90’s, and are now sold all over the country in major grocery stores. My clone was […]


Published on May 22, 2008
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Brown Sugar Biscotti

Here’s the second biscotti recipe of the day. Like the previous biscotti, this one doesn’t have any oil or butter so it’s hard, crunchy and well suited for dunking.   I love it this way and am glad I tried it, since I usually make versions with at least a couple of tablespoons oil. This is based […]


Published on April 4, 2008
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Citrus Biscotti with Pistachios

by on April 4, 2008 · 10 comments

Citrus Biscotti

I had fun making these. They came out rock hard and perfect for dunking into coffee or wine. There’s no oil or butter in this recipe, so I suppose that is key to the tooth-threatening texture I happen to like. What I didn’t love was the cornmeal. The brand I bought from the bulk bin […]


Published on April 4, 2008
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Mexican Chocolate Biscotti

by on November 8, 2007 · 6 comments

chocolate biscotti

Today’s cookie, which I’m packing up and taking to a party tonight, is a spin-off of the biscotti on my Top 10 list. That is, Gourmet Magazine’s biscotti. It’s a great recipe, but I decided to give it a Mexican theme and added espresso powder, Mexican vanilla, pecans and cinnamon. Hershey’s cinnamon chips would be […]


Published on November 8, 2007
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Double Almond Biscotti

by on November 6, 2007 · 7 comments


Biscotti seemed like the perfect cookie for today so I did a search and found a great recipe – Double Almond Biscotti by Pam Simmons. The intro to this recipe, which I found on Recipe Goldmine, says that Pam developed it in her test kitchen and it became the most popular biscotti in her office. […]


Published on November 6, 2007
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Banana Bread Biscotti

by on February 23, 2007 · 18 comments

TGIUUBD! That stands for Thank God it’s “Use up Banana Day”. This special day comes around every 6 months. It starts when my daughter launches a campaign to buy bananas, which no one in the family really eats – including her. Not wanting to hinder the natural evolution of her mercurial little taste buds, I […]


Published on February 23, 2007
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Amidst all the last minute Christmas prep, I’ve tried to fit in some quick cookies. The latest being another biscotti recipe which I adapted from one from one on the Southern Living bulletin board. The original biscotti recipe was blueberry. Here’s my version of Southern Living’s – a strawberry chocolate biscotti. I wasn’t sure it […]

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Published on December 21, 2005