Festive Cranberry and Date Biscotti Recipe

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Festive Cranberry and Date Biscotti
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  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Line 3 large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  3. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt into medium bowl.
  4. Using electric mixer, beat butter and sugar in large bowl to blend well.
  5. Beat in eggs 1 at a time.
  6. Mix in orange zest, vanilla, ginger and nutmeg.
  7. Beat in flour mixture just until blended.
  8. Stir in cranberries, dates and pistachios (dough will be sticky).
  9. Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface.
  10. Gather dough together; divide in half.
  11. Roll each half into 15-inch-long log (about 1 1/4 inches wide).
  12. Carefully transfer logs to 1 prepared baking sheet, spacing 3 inches apart.
  13. Bake logs until almost firm to touch but still pale, about 30 minutes.
  14. Cool logs on baking sheet 10 minutes.
  15. Maintain oven temperature.
  16. Carefully transfer logs still on parchment paper to cutting board.
  17. Using serrated knife and gentle sawing motion, cut logs crosswise into generous 1/2-inch-thick slices.
  18. Place slices, one cut side down, on remaining 2 prepared sheets.
  19. Bake until firm and pale golden, about 10 minutes per side.
  20. Transfer cookies to racks and cool.
  21. Stir chocolate in top of double boiler over simmering water until smooth.
  22. Remove from over water.
  23. Using tines of fork, drizzle chocolate over biscotti or, alternatively, dip half of biscotti in the melted chocolate.
  24. Let stand until chocolate sets, about 30 minutes.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 709.54 Kcal (2971 kJ)
Calories from fat 258.03 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28.67g 44%
Cholesterol 92.53mg 31%
Sodium 459.82mg 19%
Potassium 649.71mg 14%
Total Carbs 103.11g 34%
Sugars 28.94g 116%
Dietary Fiber 6.05g 24%
Protein 13.8g 28%
Vitamin C 17.2mg 29%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 5%
Iron 3.2mg 18%
Calcium 137.9mg 14%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 345.13 Kcal (1445 kJ)
Calories from fat 125.51 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13.95g 44%
Cholesterol 45.01mg 31%
Sodium 223.66mg 19%
Potassium 316.03mg 14%
Total Carbs 50.16g 34%
Sugars 14.08g 116%
Dietary Fiber 2.94g 24%
Protein 6.71g 28%
Vitamin C 8.4mg 29%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 5%
Iron 1.6mg 18%
Calcium 67.1mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 15.8
  • 19

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • good source of fiber

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