During my (ever so brief) stint at culinary school, I took an awesome class called Hot and Cold Desserts. It was a pretty general class, like a baking 101. For our final exam, we had to come up with and execute a recipe. I decided to do a biscotti. In recent weeks I've been cleaning and purging a lot of stuff (we live in a relatively small apartment) during which i came across my class notes. I had everything i needed on hand to make them so I wanted to see if I still thought they were as awesome as I did 12 years ago. They are!!!
Cranberry orange cornmeal biscotti
1 TBSP baking powder
10oz dried cranberries
Zest of 1 large orange
Whisk together flour, cornmeal, salt, and baking powder in a separate bowl. Cream together the butter, zest, and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs 1 at a time until well mixed. Add the dry ingredients in 3 turns and mix until all incorporated.
Bake on parchment at 350°F for ≈ 35 minutes, remove from oven and let cool enough to handle. Slice on an angle and place cookies sliced side up on cookie sheet.
Lower oven temp to 325°F and bake for another 25-30 minutes, flipping cookies half way during baking.
I tried to "drizzle" them with some white chocolate.... tasted great, but doesn't look so hot :(