Chocolate Cherry Biscotti

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Serves: approx 40 pieces

Ingredients

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup whole-wheat flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
3 large eggs
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
2/3 cup dried tart cherries
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Cooking spray

Method

1. Preheat oven to 350°.

2. Lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups, and level with a knife. Combine flours and salt in a bowl; stir well with a whisk.
3. Beat sugar and eggs with a mixer at high speed until thick and pale (about 4 minutes). Add oil and extracts, beating until well-blended. Add flour mixture, beating at low speed just until blended. Stir in cherries and chocolate chips.

4. Divide dough in half; turn out onto a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Shape each portion into a 10-inch-long roll, and flatten to 1-inch thickness. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove rolls from the baking sheet; cool 10 minutes on a wire rack. Reduce oven temperature to 325°.

5. Cut each roll diagonally into 20 (1/2-inch) slices. Place slices, cut sides down, on baking sheet. Bake at 325° for 10 minutes. Turn cookies over, and bake an additional 10 minutes (cookies will be slightly soft in center but will harden as they cool). Remove from baking sheet; cool completely on wire rack.

NUTRITION PER SERVING
CALORIES 81 (22% from fat); FAT 2g (sat 0.7g, mono 0.6g, poly 0.5g); PROTEIN 1.6g; CARB 14.6g; FIBER 0.6g; CHOL 17mg; IRON 0.5mg; SODIUM 20mg; CALC 6mg;

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