Cinnamon Sugar Biscotti

Biscotti is one of those things I always thought was too difficult to make. My husband’s stepfather is Italian and told me it’s actually quite easy. So,  I attempted it a couple of years ago, and confirmed that he was correct – it really isn’t that difficult at all. The first biscotti I ever made was a simple almond biscotti. I’m glad I started with that one as it gave me the confidence to continue trying to make other varieties. Next was a peppermint biscotti, dipped in chocolate and rolled in crushed candy canes (what an awesome Christmas treat!).

I was talking to some coworkers about how easy biscotti is to make and sure enough, I got home the other night and decided I needed to make some. I settled on cinnamon sugar – one of my favorite flavor combinations.

I consulted my usual recipe sources and decided to adapt this one from the trusty Allrecipes. With a few small changes, I think this recipe turned out perfectly! The biscotti were crisp on the outside and just a bit softer on the inside. Excellent!

What’s your favorite kind of biscotti?

Cinnamon Sugar Biscotti

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg white
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325° F
  2. Line baking sheets with parchment paper
  3. Sift together the flour, 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, baking powder and salt – set aside.
  4. In a medium bowl, cream together the 2/3 cup sugar and butter. Beat in 1 egg, egg yolk and vanilla.
  5. Gradually add in the dry ingredients.
  6. Divide the dough into two equal parts and roll each piece into a log about 9 inches long and 1 1/2 inches wide.
  7. Place logs on the prepared baking sheet and flatten slightly. Brush with egg white.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden and firm to the touch. Cool for 15 minutes.
  9. On a cutting board, slice each log crosswise at a diagonal into 1/2 inch slices, using a serrated knife.
  10. Place back on the baking sheet, cut side down, and sprinkle with a mixture of the remaining cinnamon and sugar. Return to the oven for 10 minutes.
  11. Flip your biscotti and sprinkle the other side with the cinnamon sugar mixture. Return to the oven for 10 more minutes.
  12. Cool on wire racks, and store in an airtight container.

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