Cornmeal Cherry Biscotti

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Cornmeal Cherry Biscotti

[Photograph: Carrie Vasios]

Cornmeal adds crunch to these cherry biscotti.

About the author: Carrie Vasios is the editor of Serious Eats: Sweets. She likes to peruse her large collection of cookbooks while eating jam from the jar. You can follow her on Twitter @carrievasios

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  • Yield:makes about 3 dozen biscotti
  • Active time: 20 minutes
  • Total time:1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups medium grind cornmeal
  • 1 cup (5 ounces) all purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2/3 cup (4 2/3 ounces) sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup dried cherries

Directions

  1. 1.

    Adjust oven rack to middle and lower positions and preheat to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, combine cornmeal, flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.

  2. 2.

    In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat together butter and sugar until creamy, about 3 minutes. Beat in eggs followed by almond and vanilla extracts. Add dry ingredients and beat just until combined. Gently fold in cherries. Place in freezer for 10 minutes.

  3. 3.

    Dough will still be sticky so use floured hands to shape into two 3-inch wide logs. Bake until golden at the edges, about 30 minutes. Let cool until easy to handle then cut on the bias with a serrated knife. Place cookies cut side down on baking sheet and bake until dry and toasted, about 10 minutes more.