12.07.2011

Candy Cane Biscotti

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Back to the healthy holiday recipes? You bet! Gotta keep you on your toes, right?! If you were loving the homemade christmas gifts, don't you worry your pretty little head... I've got another gift for you tomorrow :)

Today's Candy Cane Biscotti recipe comes from Jessica at Sweet Treats and Good Eats. She says,

 "This time of the year really kicks my tush. I can't tell you how many times I mentally prepare myself for all of the parties, and all of the great food that's going to be there. I try to set a limit, and it almost ALWAYS gets blown by the fantastic treats that are staring at me, pleading with me to eat 'just one more.' This year, I decided to create some healthy options. Well, as healthy as you can get with a dessert!"

Ingredients:
  • 2-1/2 C. White whole wheat flour (I personally love King Arthur's)
  • 1-1/2 t. Baking Powder
  • 1/4 t. Salt
  • 8 T. Soft butter (you can sub. this with applesauce, or margarine)
  • 1/4 C. Agave
  • 3 Large eggs
  • 2/3 C. Crushed candy canes (more for garnish)
  • 14 Oz. White Chocolate
Directions: 
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Whisk together your flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  3. Cream the butter and agave for about 2 minutes, add the eggs one at a time. Slowly mix in the dry ingredients. Fold in the candy canes with a spatula.
  4. Separate the dough into 4 equal parts. Roll each into a 9'' by 1-1/2'' log. Place on baking tray, and bake for 18-20 minutes. Until it is a nice golden brown.
  5. Cool on a cookie sheet for ten minutes, then cut into 1/2'' pieces. Bake at 325 for 15 minutes. Allow to cool completely, then dip in melted chocolate.
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An extra tip from Jessica: "I recommend drizzling chocolate onto the tops. It cuts waaaaaay back on calories, and looks much cleaner!" For more fun & healthy recipes from Jessica, stop by and visit Jessica at Sweet Treats and Good Eats.
Original recipe found here.

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