I am a huge lover of coffee and biscotti, especially in the cold winter months. I love to sit down with a cup of coffee and a biscotti in the afternoon during naptime and just enjoy a few quiet minutes to myself. Store-bought biscotti is good, but home-made is so much better.
Our homeschool moms’ group is meeting at my house for a Christmas cookie exchange tonight, and that was just the motivation that I needed to bake up a couple of batches of biscotti. I used my favorite recipe: Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti. I love it just the way it is, but I also like to substitute sliced almonds and mini-chocolate chips for the cranberries and pistachios. (I decrease the vanilla to 1 teaspoon and increase the almond extract to 1 teaspoon for the almond ones.)
When they’re all cool, I drizzle them with chocolate because, really, who doesn’t need a little more chocolate in their diet? And, it makes them so pretty. If you like biscotti and haven’t made it before, give it a try. It’s really easy–I promise!