The first time I dipped a biscotti into a cappuccino, I wondered what took me so long to discover this perfect combination! I knew then that it was time for me to find a recipe! I wanted one that would be quick to make with ingredients that I would normally have on hand in the kitchen. The reason for this is, every time I’m in the mood to make cookies, I’m usually home for the day or night, hoping to whip up a batch and start baking at a moment’s notice!
My husband likes to have a little something with his morning coffee, so these are the perfect treat to have on hand and they last several days…if you’re lucky!
A favorite memory I have of this recipe is, while making them one day I was talking on the phone with my late, and oh so sweet mother-in-law, Blanche. She asked what I was doing, and when I told her, she said, “Oh that sounds so good.” “Charlie!” she lovingly shouted, “Deb’s making biscotti!” Then to me she said, “Dad and I sure wish we lived closer.” Change of plans, I thought to myself! Once out of the oven, those biscotti were wrapped up and a cute little note was written! Rushing to the post office, I overnighted them straight to Blanche & Charlie in Palm Desert! The next morning, I received the sweetest phone call! And that note…it was still on their refrigerator until the end. You don’t hear very many good stories about mothers-in-law…My mother in law was the Gr8-est!
I hope you enjoy these as much as they did!
Using lightly floured hands, shape each dough half into 13 1/2" long, 2 1/2"wide logs.
Using serrated knife, cut logs on diagonal into 1/2" wide slices.
Can be prepared up to 1 week ahead. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.