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Vanilla Popcorn Biscotti

Vanilla Popcorn Biscotti
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Biscotti and a hot cup of coffee or tea are the perfect complements.  This recipe using popcorn and optional fresh fruit provides a healthy alternative to traditional biscotti.  Substitute gluten free flour for a gluten free alternative. This great recipe and photo were shared by The Popcorn Board.

Popcorn Biscotti
 
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Serves: 3 dozen cookies
Ingredients
  • 3 eggs ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups flour, plus more for shaping
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups popped popcorn
  • ½ cup raisins, currants or chopped, dried apricots, optional
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 300º F.
  2. Spray two baking sheets with cooking spray; set aside.
  3. Beat eggs and vanilla together in a large mixing bowl.
  4. Sift together flour, sugar, baking soda and salt.
  5. Stir flour mixture thoroughly into egg mixture.
  6. Stir in popcorn and raisins, if desired. (Dough will be sticky.)
  7. Spread a little flour on a work surface.
  8. Turn dough out onto work surface and divide into 3 equal pieces.
  9. Sprinkle flour over dough as needed to prevent sticking and roll each piece of dough into a log about 8 inches long and 2 inches wide.
  10. Transfer logs to baking sheets, allowing space between for spreading.
  11. Bake 30 minutes and remove from oven (do not turn off oven.) Allow cookie logs to cool about 5 minutes and transfer to cutting surface.
  12. Cut logs diagonally into ½-inch slices.
  13. Place cookies back on baking sheets in a single layer. Return cookies to oven and bake 20 minutes, turning cookies over after 10 minutes.
  14. Cool cookies on racks and store in an air-tight container.

 

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