"The small amount of rich white chocolate makes this biscotti feel like an indulgence. The lemon zest adds a bright citrus flavor that is perfect with a cold drink on a warm summer day. You can substitute milk for the fat-free half-and-half if you don't keep it on hand. Store the cookies in a single layer in an airtight container." —Shelly Huckey, Mount Pleasant, S.C.
6 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 large egg white
4.5 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1 cup)
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup white chocolate chips, divided
1/3 cup chopped pecans
1 tablespoon fat-free half-and-half
How to Make It
Place first 4 ingredients in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at high speed 2 minutes until well blended. Add egg and egg white, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Weigh or lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Add flour mixture to sugar mixture, stirring until blended. Stir in 1/4 cup chips and pecans (dough will be sticky). Cover and chill 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 325°.
Turn dough out onto a heavily floured surface. With floured hands, shape dough into a 9 x 4–inch log; pat to 1/2-inch thickness. Place log on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 325° for 30 minutes. Remove log from pan; cool 10 minutes on a wire rack. Cut log crosswise into 18 (1/2-inch-thick) slices. Place, cut sides down, on baking sheet. Bake at 325° for 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely on wire rack.
Place remaining 1/4 cup white chocolate chips in a glass measure; microwave at HIGH 30 seconds or just until melted. Add fat-free half-and-half; stir until smooth. Drizzle over biscotti.
This was our first attempt at Biscotti and I thought it was wonderful - better than store bought quality. It didn't make as much as I expected - we only cut 12 biscotti. I will double the recipe next time.
Excellent! Lots of compliments; a great summer treat. I used milk instead of fat free half-and-half, and I think 1T may have been too much. It looked too liquid-y, so I melted new chips and then slowly added milk to get to the right drizzling consistency. Also, knowing that I have difficulty transferring sticky dough, I formed the dough log on a floured piece of wax paper and then flipped it onto the baking pan. Saves a lot of frustration and mess!
I have made four batches of this in the last week- three for company yesterday so I would surely have enough. Still didn't have enough, it was an unbelievable hit! Even people who supposedly didn't like biscotti adored this. For the test batch Hubby and I enjoyed it all week after following the recipe to the letter. We tried it with coffee, with yogurt, with ice cream and by itself and they were all excellent!