White Chocolate Biscotti
Gorgeous white chocolate, apricot, and almond biscotti. So elegant ... and everyone will rave! Serve them plain or drizzled with melted white chocolate. Store in an airtight container.
- Serves: 40 persons
- 1½ cups sugar
- ½cup butter, plus more for greasing
- 2¾ cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
- ¾cup chopped toasted almonds
- ¾cup chopped dried apricots
- ¼cup orange juice
- 3(1 ounce) squares white chocolate, melted and cooled
- 3(1 ounce) squares white chocolate, chopped
- 2½ teaspoons baking powder
- 1teaspoon salt
- 1teaspoon almond extract
Step 1Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour 2 cookie sheets.
Step 2Combine sugar, butter, and eggs in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Add flour, almonds, apricots, orange juice, melted white chocolate, chopped white chocolate, baking powder, salt, and almond extract. Mix until well blended; dough will be sticky and very soft.
Step 3Divide dough in 1/2 and carefully form into 2 long logs, each about 2-inches wide. Place each log on a prepared cookie sheet.
Step 4Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 25 to 30 minutes, keeping a close eye that they don't get too brown. Cool on the cookie sheets for 10 minutes. Cut logs into 1/2-inch wide strips.
Step 5Place cookies back on cookie sheets. Return to the oven and bake for 10 more minutes. Cool completely before serving.