This cranberry almond biscotti recipe is perfect for the holidays! Biscotti are the best cookie for coffee and tea after dinner and this festive one won’t disappoint.
Guess who finally got her shit together and has a Christmas tree and decorated house? This scrooge. Apparently, I just needed to call myself out and that would be motivation enough to get it done. Or at least motivation enough to call my mom at 10:15am yesterday while on my couch, still sipping coffee in my pajamas and beg her to come over and do it for me help me. Same thing.
The reality though is that after getting the tree in the stand and lit, I went into the kitchen to bake and mom started decorating.
I really don’t get excited about hanging decorations. Biscotti dough however?
That I can get excited about.
Obviously, making even length dough logs is a strength of mine.
I used the biscotti recipe that’s been around forever in my family which is basically just a lot of flour, a lot of eggs and a lot of sugar except I halved it and of course modified it a little to include some festive cranberries and almonds. I also reduced the sugar and subbed in some whole wheat pastry flour, ensuring that the batch I sent my mom home with won’t be touched by my father. God forbid he eats something remotely “healthy” (a very loose term with these cookies!)
Turns out it was was worth getting excited over. These are the perfect accompaniment to a mug of tea while sitting in front of the fire in your newly decorated house. And I’m not just saying that. It’s exactly what Ulysses and I did last night. Friday’s at Trader Joe’s, Saturday’s at home. We.are.wild.
After playing around with shutter speeds, apertures and exposure for 15 minutes, this was the best I could do with getting the lights to “sparkle.” I should probably stick to baking.
Thanks for helping doing it all and getting me out of my funk mom!