My in-laws recently returned from a wedding in Door County, Wisconsin, which is an area of Wisconsin known for their cherry orchards.  They are so thoughtful and know how I love to bake and so they sent home a package of dried cherries for me to play with.  I have been debating between muffins, bread and cookies and so when my husband and I were invited over to some new friends’ house last weekend I thought that Cherry Almond White Chocolate Biscotti would make a lovely hostess gift.

Biscotti remind me of being with my grandma and dipping biscotti into our tea as a bedtime snack.  I have  made different types of biscotti to give as gifts many times and the same events seem to play out each time.  I give the biscotti and hope that the receiver will enjoy it later that evening or the next morning dunked in coffee or tea.  But often my kind recipients are too gracious and insist on having a bite immediately!  I know this is meant with the best of intentions and should be flattering, but then I am left sweating and cringing as they bite into the hard cookie and I just wait for the sound of a broken tooth!  Thankfully, this fear of mine has never come true (yet!) and I should know by now to just put a giant disclaimer on the package:  “NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DENTAL TREATMENT THAT BECOMES NECESSARY AS A RESULT OF NOT DIPPING THESE COOKIES!”


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 Wet your fingers with water before shaping the dough to prevent sticking

 Cut baked biscotti into 1/2-1 inch slices

Once the biscotti have been baked twice, dip them in the melted white chocolate







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4 Comments ( Reply )

  1. emily (a nutritionist eats)
    Aug 03, 2011 @ 2:17 pm

    I’ve gotten some of your yummy biscotti before! SO good! 🙂


  2. Joanne
    Aug 04, 2011 @ 6:52 am

    I love biscotti, especially homemade and especially stuffed with dried fruit! This was definitely a perfect use of those dried cherries. And yes, dipping is totally necessary!


    • Mercedes
      Aug 04, 2011 @ 11:34 am

      Another one of my favorite combinations with this recipe is dried strawberries, pistachios and white chocolate. The options are endless!


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