SMS – (Sour) Cherry Almond Biscotti

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I used to hate biscotti.

A crispy, crunchy, crumbly, plain, bland cookie… no thanks. I did not belong in the ‘I friggin love biscotti camp.’ I was more part of the soft, chewy, round, chocolate chip studded camp.

I was a snob, and I’m not afraid to admit it.

But I have changed my ways, scout’s honor.

Once I started baking many different types of cookies that were outside my comfort (and personal taste) zone, I became much more open minded to all different kinds of cookies: spicy cookies, cakey cookies, cookies with jam, cookies that resemble poo, even square cookies!

I’m a changed gal with much broader views of the world… erm… of cookies. One step at a time people.

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Biscotti are quite possibly the most forgiving cookies one can make. As long as you don’t burn them to the point where they resemble chunks of coal, you’re good to go! Throw everything together, chill the dough, divide and roll into logs, bake, cut, bake and cool. That’s it!!

These really are delicious and beautiful cookies. Almond scented, studded with bits of dried fruit and nuts that pair perfectly with your favorite tea. The flavor is subtle and not over-powering and the texture is a beautiful crunch and crumble.

They would make a wonderful gift for that biscotti lover in your life.

I only wish I would have given them to my mom in a pretty box with sparkly tissue paper instead of a ziplok bag. But she received them just as well :)

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Thank you to Tracey of Made by Tray Tray for choosing these biscotti and making my mom a very happy woman :) Head on over to her blog for the recipe!

Up next week: Chocolate Walnut Brownies. Yum.

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10 thoughts on “SMS – (Sour) Cherry Almond Biscotti

  1. Your post cracked me up. My sentiments exactly about hating biscotti. But I too have changed my ways! So glad that I did because these yummy treats shouldn’t be overlooked.

    Your biscotti look fab!

  2. Haha, I totally gave these to my father-in-law in a ziploc bag, even after you posted about how nice they’d be in a tin with some nice tissue paper. He loved them so I guess it didn’t matter :) Glad you’ve learned to appreciate biscotti! They’re not my favorite type of cookie either, but I do appreciate how forgiving they are and that they last for so long. Always good traits in a cookie!

  3. The biscotti look terrific! I’m glad you’ve come to appreciate them. I love that this recipe yielded a ton so there were plenty for me and also lots to give away.

  4. I’m from the soft, chewy, round, chocolate chip studded camp too :-) I did however, enjoy these biscotti too. Glad you found more cookies you like! That can’t be a bad thing :-)

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