Amaretto Almond Biscotti for Holiday Cookie Exchange #SundaySupper

I was all over this #SundaySupper with a cookie exchange. I make hundreds of cookies each year and give away almost all of them, to teachers, hairdresser, karate instructor, piano teacher, the list goes on . They all seem to appreciate them and say how much they enjoy getting them each year. Recently I started making biscotti and it has been a big hit. I tried a new one this year and love it. I got this biscotti recipe from a site called Quite Curious she has all the pictures if you would like to see it step by step, as you know that is not my forte, so jump on over there to have a look.

Biscotti is a nice addition to the other cookies you normally get, something to dunk in your hot chocolate or coffee. I love nuts so this recipe appealed to me. It is fabulous. Think outside the box a bit when making cookies and you will come up with some that you may never have tried making.

Happy Holidays!!

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Amaretto Almond Biscotti for Holiday Cookie Exchange #SundaySupper
Recipe type: Cookie
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Serves: approx. 2 dozen
A wonderful biscotti for the holidays!!
  • ¼ cup butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 cups flour
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. almond extract
  • 2 Tbsp. amaretto liqueur
  • 2 cup whole almonds
  • 3 squares semi sweet chocolate, melted
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with a silpat.
  2. Cream together the butter and sugar in a standup mixer with a paddle attachment. Add in the eggs one at a time and then add in the rest of the ingredients except the almonds and chocolate. Mix well until it forms a sticky smooth batter. Gently fold in the almonds.
  3. Divide the dough in half and make into long logs about 3" wide and 10" long spaced about 2" apart.
  4. Bake for 25-30 min. or until cookie is golden brown. Shut oven off and remove the cookies. Let the cookies cool for about 10 min. Slice into 1" pieces and turn them over on their side.
  5. Return cookies to the oven and use the residual heat to let them dry out. This may take an hour. It they aren't dry and the oven is cooled. Turn the oven to 200F. Make sure the cookies don't brown too much.
  6. Let them cool completely and then drizzle on the chocolate by pouring the melted chocolate in a sandwich bag and snip off a tiny bit of one corner. Drizzle each biscotti with the melted chocolate.

Adapted from Quite Curious

CookieliciousThe Sunday Supper team has put together their top Holiday Cookie Recipes that will surely be the first to go from the Cookie Exchange swapping table.  Let me tell you, this group can bake!  Everything they touch just makes me want to dive through my screen and take a big bite.  There is something about hosting a Cookie Exchange that is so perfect for the Holiday Season.  Although we are hosting a Virtual Cookie Exchange, the Sunday Supper team will gather Around the Family Table on Sunday Night at 7:00 o’clock Eastern Time on Twitter to enjoy a grand selection of cookies.

This Week, Sunday Supper has  a special host who knows all about Cookies.  Janet Keeler, Food & Travel Editor for the Tampa Bay Times and Author of Cookielicious will be joining us with tips on baking for the Ultimate Cookie Exchange and to answer any of your baking questions.   Grab a glass of milk and join us for The Ultimate Cookie Exchange during #SundaySupper this week.  We are giving away 5 signed copies of Cookielicious with 150 fabulous recipes to bake and share.

The Sunday Supper Favorite Cookie Exchange Cookies:

For more amazing cookies recipes like Snowball Surprise Cookies, check out  Cookielicious by Food Editor Janet K. Keeler from The Tampa Bay Times now while there is a special… Buy One Cookielicious Cookbook and get one for a friend!

Do you have a favorite cookie to take to a Cookie Exchange?  Please join on us on Twitter throughout the day during #SundaySupper on December 9th.  In the evening we will meet at 7pm EST for our #SundaySupper Ultimate Cookie Exchange live chat.

All you have to do is follow the #SundaySupper hashtag or you can follow us through TweetChat.

We’d also love to feature your recipe for The Ultimate Cookie Exchange on our #SundaySupper Pinterest board to share them with all of our followers, too.




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