Cinnamon Biscotti

by Melissa on February 27, 2008

For my first ever blog challenge, I chose this one, created by Nikki over at Crazy Delicious. The rules are pretty simple- she picks an ingredient and you bake whatever you want, as long as it contains that ingredient. She even picked an easy ingredient for the first round, cinnamon.

Sounds easy, right? Well, I decided to challenge myself a little more and choose another ingredient that I had not worked with to much, filo dough. I found a fabulous recipe for an apple strudel using filo, bought my ingredients and was ready to go. A large blob of apple-pecan-filo slop later, I had to change my plan. I am not sure what went wrong, and I plan to find another recipe to make with my remaining filo dough, but just could not handle attempting that damn strudel again.

Still wanting to make something I had never made before, I came across this recipe for cinnamon biscotti from Cooking Light. Success! The biscotti were light, crispy and perfect for dipping into my warm cup of tea. I plan to take the remainder of the biscotti into work with a bag of Dunkin Donuts Vanilla Spice coffee for my co-workers. I think the two together will be a very nice treat.

Be sure to visit the Master Baker Blog to see what everyone else bakes up!


Cinnamon Biscotti

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons stick margarine, melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 325°.

Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl; make a well in center of mixture. Combine eggs, margarine, and vanilla; stir with a whisk. Add to flour mixture, stirring just until moist.

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; knead lightly 10 times. Shape dough into a 16-inch-long roll. Place roll on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray; flatten to a 3/4-inch thickness. Combine 2 tablespoons sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon; sprinkle over dough.

Bake at 325° for 30 minutes. Remove roll from baking sheet; let cool 10 minutes on a wire rack. Cut roll diagonally into 24 (1/2-inch) slices. Place, cut sides down, on a baking sheet. Bake at 325° for 10 minutes. Turn cookies over; bake an additional 10 minutes (cookies will be slightly soft in center but will harden as they cool). Remove from baking sheet; let cool completely on a wire rack.

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ally February 27, 2008 at 9:17 pm

I have never made biscotti, yet I love it. And I also love cinnamon, so this recipe is a keeper. They look great!


cara February 27, 2008 at 9:36 pm

your biscotti look delicious!


nikki57 February 27, 2008 at 11:59 pm

Looks great! Glad you kept trying after your first not so successful recipe!

Thanks for the entry!


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