Sweet Melissa Sundays: Sour Cherry and Almond Biscotti

July 11, 2010 — 14 Comments


I have to apologize for my long absence from this space. Our computer has been pretty diseased for several months now, and it finally did the unforgivable a few weeks ago: it would not let us access the internet. So on Wednesday, I finally backed up all of our important files and returned it to its factory settings. Now let’s just keep our fingers crossed that it can avoid contracting any deadly viruses the second time around!

I consider myself a soft, chewy cookie devotee; I always prefer underbaked cookies to overbaked ones. But I do enjoy a good, crunchy biscotti dipped in ice-cold milk now and then. Or several times a day for a week straight, as was the case with this delicious recipe from The Sweet Melissa Baking Book. I doubled the deliciousness so that I could share them with friends, but I only gave away 10 and ate the rest pretty much single-handedly! Sure, the kids ate a few, but the rest was all me. And once you try them, you won’t blame me. A smooth, pleasant vanilla crunch surrounding tart, ever-so-slightly chewy dried cherries and tasty bits of almonds. Truly addicting!

Thanks to Tracey of Made by Tray Tray for choosing this fantastic recipe, which she has graciously posted on her blog HERE.

14 thoughts on “Sweet Melissa Sundays: Sour Cherry and Almond Biscotti”

  1. I totally agree with you… I am a chewy cookie girl all the way but there is something so wonderful about delicious biscotti!

    Hope your computer troubles stay away!

  2. Nothing worse than computer issues! I just had a nasty virus on mine. Fortunately I was able to remove it and do a restore and now it’s running good as new!

    I loved these, too.

  3. I loved these too! If I had known how delicious they would come out, I would have doubled the recipe like you! Very smart. I’ve never dipped a biscotti in cold milk before! Sounds totally yummy!! I’ve only dunked in warm coffee before, but now I’m going to try it your way!

  4. Great pic! I’ve never thought of dunking biscotti in milk, but since I don’t like coffee or tea it’s something I’ll have to try – thanks for the idea 🙂 Glad you enjoyed these so much!

  5. Your biscotti looks picture-perfect! This recipe reminded me why I don’t make biscotti more often: I’m the one who eats it all. This recipe was especially good.

  6. I’m a chewy cookie devote as well, but I also enjoyed these biscotti. The flavors were great together, but I think I may bake them just a little less next time.

    Good luck with the computer troubles! Hopefully they stay away!

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