Almond Raisin Biscotti
Dunk these crisp twice-baked cookies into a cup of coffee for an afternoon pick-me-up or serve them alongside ice cream or fruit compote.
1 cup slivered almonds
1 1/2 cups Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
3 large eggs
2 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup raisins
1 large egg, lightly beaten
- Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Lightly spray a cookie sheet with vegetable cooking spray; set aside.
- Bake almonds in a shallow pan for 6 to 8 minutes, stirring once, or until lightly toasted. Set aside.
- Beat Splenda® Granulated Sweetener, 3 eggs, and milk at medium speed of an electric mixer for 3 minutes or until mixture is smooth and pale yellow in color. Beat in extract.
- Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; add to Splenda® Granulated Sweetener mixture and beat on low speed until a stiff dough forms. Stir in almonds and raisins. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead lightly 4 or 5 times. Divide dough in half; shape each portion into an 8-inch log. Place logs on prepared cookie
- sheet and flatten to 3/4-inch thickness; brush with beaten egg.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until puffed and golden brown; reduce oven temperature to 350°F (175°C). Remove from baking sheet to a wire rack; cool 10 minutes. Cut each log diagonally into 1/2-inch thick slices with a serrated knife, using a gentle sawing motion. Place slices on cookie sheets. Bake 10 minutes; turn cookies over, and bake 10 additional minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Makes 32 cookies.
Note: For Cherry Almond Biscotti: Omit raisins and stir in 1/2 cup dried cherries.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1 cookie): Calories 80 | Calories from Fat 25 | Fat 3.0g (sat 0g) | Cholesterol 25mg | Sodium 55mg | Carbohydrates 10g | Fiber 1g | Sugars 3g | Protein 3g.
Recipe courtesy of Splenda, Inc. Splenda® is a no-calorie sweetener made from sugar that is suitable for diabetics. For more information regarding this product, please call 1-800-777-5363 or visit their website at www.splenda.com.