Add a handmade, personal touch to your gift giving this year. These White Chocolate, Cherry and Almond Biscotti make excellent food gifts!
So we’ve been at this blog thing for over three years now, and we have yet to include a single biscotti recipe on Garnish with Lemon. How did that happen? Biscotti are one of my favorite afternoon snacks, and they make some of the best food gifts for friends, teachers, bus drivers, etc. I am a huge fan of anything cherry and almond, so it seems only fitting that our inaugural biscotti recipe be these White Chocolate, Cherry & Almond Biscotti.
For the biscotti-novice, these biscuits are actually baked two times to achieve their crunchy goodness. But before you decide that baking anything twice is too much work, let me point out that you can prep the dough and chill it for up to two days before you bake the biscuits. (Given how crazy the holidays can be, we appreciate every bit of flexibility we can get.) Plus, much of the charm of biscotti lies in their rustic, homey appearance. Perfect corners or fancy icing need not apply.
The white chocolate is completely optional with these biscotti, but c’mon, how can you say no? I sprinkled a few chopped up almonds on the end of the dipped biscotti just to pretty them up a bit.
The irresistible combination of the white chocolate, dried cherries and roasted almonds is perfect for gift giving. Just don’t forget to treat yourself to a few, too.
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