Thursday, February 7, 2008

Low Fat Hazelnut Cinnamon Biscotti

Well, the sun decided to shine for a fleeting moment this afternoon -- just enough time for me to snap a few shots of the biscotti I made. These are really yummy; not too sweet and perfect with a cup of chai on a cold afternoon. An added bonus: they're super low fat, and only 75 calories per cookie. The only change I would make next time would be to add a powdered sugar icing drizzle, but I still thought they were tasty without any icing.

Low Fat Hazelnut Cinnamon Biscotti
Makes: 36 cookies
Source: http://www.epicurious.com/

3 eggs
1 c. sugar
1 t. vanilla
3 c. flour
1 t. cinnamon
1/4 t. salt
3/4 t. baking soda
1/2 c. toasted hazelnuts, chopped

Preheat oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with parchment and set aside.

In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the eggs, sugar, and vanilla until well blended. In a medium mixing bowl, stir the flour, cinnamon, salt, baking soda, and hazelnuts. Add to the egg mixture and mix until well combined.

Turn dough out on to a lightly floured surface, gathering into a ball. Divide into two logs and transfer to baking sheet. Press dough to 1" thick, and smush into evenly formed logs. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and cool for 5 minutes or so. Transfer to cutting surface. Slice each log on a sharp diagonal, into approximately 16 pieces each. Place on cookie sheets and bake for 10 minutes, flip cookies, and bake for an additional 10 minutes. Cookies will continue to crisp as they cool.

5 comments:

Emiline said...

Hmm, this recipe sounds vaguely familiar, but I don't think I've made them.
Anyway, I love biscotti, and these look great! A+ on them being low fat.

giz said...

I love biscotti - I love even more that this is a lower fat recipe - yum and thanks.

michelle said...

i've been meaning to make some biscotti - my husband loves 'em. i like the cinnamon/filbert combo in these, it's a little different from traditional biscotti flavors.

Julie said...

I'm a huge biscotti fan and the fact that they are low fat are even better.

MrOrph said...

These look delish! Where's my coffee????

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