Key Lime Pie Biscotti

It’s mid-winter here in Michigan, and we have the snow to prove it. This recipe features a tropical flair reminiscent of warmer, sunnier climes. Offset by the creamy sweetness of white chocolate morsels, key lime delivers a bright burst of flavor to these cookies, which I recommend devouring any time of year. (Right now, [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

Christmas Biscotti

I intended to create a festive cranberry-pistachio biscotti combo last Christmas but ran out of time. Twelve months later, I finally did it! One of the advantages of waiting is that I had white chocolate chips on hand this year. I’ve been experimenting with them lately; otherwise, it never would have occurred to me [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

Aunt Lois’s Über Chocolate Mocha Biscotti

My dad’s “baby” sister turned 70 this month, and my cousin threw an amazing surprise party for her. After asking about Aunt Lois’s preferences—coffee and chocolate over a citrus, cherry or nut combination—I created these to bring along for the big day.

Though they boast more chocolate than any of the other biscotti recipes [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

Chocolate Walnut Brownie Biscotti

Given how much I like chocolate and walnuts together, it’s somewhat surprising that I haven’t yet shared a biscotti recipe featuring this classic brownie combination. When I noticed the omission last week, I started experimenting, and here are the results.

Though not chewy or gooey like their namesake, brown sugar makes these a little [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

Peanut Butter Party Biscotti

These cookies make great gifts, but after tasting one, you’ll find it hard to give them away. While not exactly low in calories, they contain significantly less sugar and fat than most holiday sweets. Plus, they offer peanut-powered protein and whole grain goodness that can be enjoyed in guilt-free moderation even after your New Year’s [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

Chocolate Peppermint Biscotti

A Christmas recipe at last!

This one took a while, not just because I was trying to perfect the texture and flavor, but also because I was searching for the most photogenic add-ins. Sadly, all of the mint options lose their color to some degree during baking. Fortunately, all of them are exceptional in these [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

Dark Chocolate Espresso Biscotti

Dark chocolate, coffee and Italian cookies… for this recipe, the title says it all. Well, almost all. It doesn’t mention that—for cookies—they are actually low in sugar, low in fat and, thanks to whole wheat flour and almond meal, they are even (somewhat) nutritious! I wouldn’t go so far as to recommend them for breakfast, [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

Zesty Cranberry Lime Biscotti

This is definitely a new favorite. Mentioned in my Gingerbread Biscotti post, it was one of three biscotti recipes created in one 24-hour period last month. Even though one of those recipes included dark chocolate—irresistible for me and usually favored above all others—I like these cookies even better.

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