I think December should be declared national coffee month. Even for a non caffeine drinker like myself, coffee is what I crave in the month of December. Sometimes, I just want to wrap my cold hands around a mug of steaming hot coffee simply for warmth. It's also the month that I want to curl up in front of the fire with a cup of coffee and watch a movie. (Honestly, that RARELY happens in December but I can dream can't I?)
What goes better with a warm cup of coffee on a cold winter day than a crunchy biscotti? Give me a sweet biscotti and a cup of coffee in the afternoon and I am a happy girl.
I found this recipe for Cranberry Orange biscotti on bakerbynature.com. I'm always trying new biscotti recipes and this one sounded like it would be perfect for Christmas morning.
Cranberry Orange Biscotti
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons orange zest
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 large eggs, at room temperature
2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup sweetened or unsweetened dried cranberries
Reduce the oven temperature to 325°F. Cut the biscotti into 1/2- to 3/4-inch slices.
Get your coffee pots ready folks - these biscotti are just begging to be dunked.
As always, biscotti are freezable so if for some weird reason they don't get eaten for Christmas, you can always them away for a cold January day.
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