The Papavore has been so very generous to me during the process of my relocation from out of state. He’s allowed me to live rent-free, use his car for transportation, and he babysat my dog during my long days at work. Of course, I said thank you very often, but sometimes (often) actions speak louder than words.
One day I came home from a used book store with a new cookbook (naturally) and although I generally focus on main dish recipes, my book happened to be flipped open to the cookies section. And it only took a mere mention from my dad that he might enjoy a whole wheat biscotti with his morning coffee to get me off and baking.
The recipe called for all purpose flour but I substituted that ingredient with whole wheat flour. The flavor of this recipe was outstanding – perfectly coffee flavored and tender. It was sturdy enough for a dunk into a hot cup of joe but not so dry that dipping is necessary. They’d be a great addition to holiday baking packages!
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Cappuccino Biscotti (adapted from The How-to Book of Healthy Cooking)
Vegetable oil cooking spray
2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour (I used ww pastry flour; you may use AP flour)
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/4 cup instant coffee granules
2 large eggs
2 large egg whites
1 T canola oil
2 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350*.
Whisk together flour, sugar, instant coffee granules in a large bowl. Beat eggs and egg whites in a separate bowl. Add vanilla and oil to beaten eggs. Add liquid ingredient to the dry ingredients and using a stiff wooden spoon, mix thoroughly until a cohesive dough is formed.
Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray and dust with flour. Shape cookie dough into a log, 3″ wide and 12″ long. Place onto the prepared baking sheet. Using a silicone basting brush, top the cookie log with a small amount of water. Bake for 30 minutes.
Remove baking sheet from oven; the top should have a cracked appearance. Let cool slightly, and then slice cookie log into biscotti cookies. Each cookie will be 3″ long and 1/4″ – 1/2″ thick. Place each cookie onto the baking sheet (you may need an additional pan) and cook for a second time. Allow cookies to bake or 15 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.
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