How to make it

  • Preheat an oven to 350 F. Place the fruit in a bowl with hot water to cover and let stand for 10 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the eggs, the 3/4 c sugar, oil, orange zest, cinnamon, baking powder, vanilla extract, almond extract and salt. Whisk to blend. Add the four, nuts, coconut and fruit and stir until a dough forms. Turn out onto a heavily floured surface and kneed until smooth, adding more flour if too sticky to work, about 20 turns. Divide the dough in half.
  • Continuing to work on the floured surface, form each half into a log 2 inches in diameter. Carefully transfer the logs to an ungreased baking sheet, spacing them well apart. Sprinkle the tops with sugar.
  • Bake until golden brown and firm to the touch, about 30 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes. Leave the oven set at 350 F.
  • Using a spatula, carefully transfer the logs to a work surface. Using a serrated knife, cut on the diagonal into slices ½ inch thick. Return the slices cut-side down to the baking sheet. Bake until brown, about 20 minutes.
  • Transfer the cookies to wire racks to cool. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.
  • Makes about 3 dozen.

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  • dsboutique 7 years ago
    I am trying this one this week! YUMMY!
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  • image 7 years ago
    I have collected a lot of biscotti recipes and I don't think I have seen this combination. I have made a few different ones and love them all. Must try yours. Thanks.
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  • kristopher 7 years ago
    Yeah Biscotti is amazing. I had never made it until very recently. It just never occurred to me. And yes Debra, they are a pitch-perfect compliment to a good cup of java. Mmmmm...

    Will give this recipe a try soon.

    Thanks!
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  • debra47 7 years ago
    According to wikipedia the word "biscotti" has come to be used as a generic word which refers simply to any cookie, while in English this word refers to the more specific Italian description "biscotti di Prato" (sometimes "cantucci" or "cantuccini"). We have a box of them that were sent to us around Christmas time from Italy and they said cantuccini on the box. This is what originally prompted me to do a search on the word. Spanish teacher background so that is why there is the interest in word origins.
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    " It was excellent "
    thepiggs ate it and said...
    Oh yes! What a good idea of adding dried fruit! YUMMMMM
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  • debra47 7 years ago
    I've never baked biscotti but do love them. Just read an interesting article somewhere today online about the meaning of the word. It is actually the generic word for what we call cookies or biscuits in England. They do taste wonderful dipped in a cup of coffee.
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