Sunday, July 11, 2010
SMS: Sour Cherry and Almond Biscotti
It's been a couple weeks since I've been able to bake along, so I was glad to be back with the gals at SMS this week. This week's recipe was hosted by Tracey at Made by Tray-Tray. The first time I made biscotti was just this past year for The Cookie Carnival, and my husband loved them. He's a crunchy cookie guy, so it's not too surprising that he likes them. He's also been bugging me for the past couple months to make some more biscotti, so I thought these would make the perfect treat to leave for him after I had to come back to NE.
I wasn't for sure what I would think of these. Normally, I'm not much for nuts in my dessert. I like nuts, just not in my cookies, brownies, etc. Nevertheless, I have to say this dough was AWESOME! I'm quite sure that I could have sat down with the bowl and a spoon :-)
As for my verdict on the final cookies, I'm not quite sure. I really, really liked the flavors in these, but I'm still a chewy cookie girl at heart. Even my self-proclaimed crunchy-cookie lover husband thought that these would be a little better if they hadn't been quite so done. They weren't too brown, just a little hard for our tastes. Nevertheless, this dough has a lot of potential! I think we'll be trying these again soon, but it may be in more of a traditional cookie form next time :-)
A big thanks to Tracey for hosting this week. Check out the comments on the blog post to see how the other ladies did this week!