Cashew-and-Golden Raisin Biscotti

The ultimate travel cookies, crunchy biscotti are perfect for picnic-packing. They make a great not-too-sweet snack or dessert.

Yield:

2 dozen (serving size: 1 biscotto)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 102
Caloriesfromfat 23 %
Fat 2.6 g
Satfat 0.6 g
Monofat 1.4 g
Polyfat 0.5 g
Protein 2.2 g
Carbohydrate 18 g
Fiber 0.7 g
Cholesterol 18 mg
Iron 0.8 mg
Sodium 52 mg
Calcium 14 mg

Ingredients

1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon grated whole nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon ground mace
3/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 large eggs
3/4 cup chopped dry-roasted cashews
3/4 cup golden raisins
Cooking spray

Preparation

Preheat oven to 300°.

Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups, and level with a knife. Combine the flour and the next 4 ingredients (flour through mace) in a large bowl. Beat the sugar, vanilla, and eggs with a mixer in a large bowl at medium speed until thick. Stir in the flour mixture, cashews, and raisins. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead lightly 7 or 8 times. Shape dough into a 12-inch roll. Place roll on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray, and pat to 1-inch thickness. Bake at 300° for 45 minutes. Cool 10 minutes on a wire rack.

Cut roll diagonally into 24 (1/2-inch) slices; stand the slices upright on baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes (the cookies will be slightly soft in center but will harden as they cool). Remove from baking sheet; cool completely on wire rack.

Note:

April 2001