Christmas Biscotti
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Ingredients
  • ½ cup butter or margarine
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground cloves
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 egg divided
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • ½ cup chopped glazed cherries (I used more)
  • ½ cup mixed glazed fruit
  • 1 tbsp finely grated orange peel
  • ⅔ cup icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
Instructions
  1. combine butter and sugar until fluffy
  2. add sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and cloves and mix till well combined
  3. add in 2 eggs and the yolk of the one you divided and continue mixing
  4. slowly add in your flour until - if you're using an electric mixer, you may need to do the last bit by hand
  5. combine the fruit, cherries and orange peel into the dough by hand
  6. divide the dough in half and form into two 11x2x1 inch loaves
  7. place on a lightly greased cookie sheet
  8. mix your remaining egg white with 1 tbsp of water and lightly brush over the loaves
  9. bake at 375F for 20-25 min or until light brown
  10. cool on the cookie sheet for about an hour
  11. cut loaves diagonally into ½ inch slices (a serrated knife works best)
  12. place slices cut side up on an ungreased cookie sheet
  13. bake at 325F for 10 minutes
  14. turn slices over and bake for another 10-15 minutes or until crisp.
  15. cool on wire racks.
  16. mix icing sugar and lemon juice together and brush over top and sides of slices for a zesty glaze
Notes
the original recipe calls for crushed aniseed in place of the cinnamon and cloves but I didn't have any on hand it also calls for sugar to be sprinkled over the loaves after the egg wash is applied, and then leaving out the glaze.
Recipe by Eyes Bigger Than My Stomach at http://www.melissahartfiel.com/2011/11/30/christmas-biscotti/