Cinnamon Toast Biscotti

Cinnamon Sugar Biscotti 10 It’s not surprising that the majority of the memories I carry with me about my Grandma and Grandpa involve food. Homemade pizza, mini shells, cream puffs and the best cauliflower I’ve ever tasted, just to name a few. I think they would be proud to know the impression their cooking left on me. :) A lot of the recipes on our blog are inspired by my Grandma and Grandpa. This Biscotti, albeit loosely, is no exception.

My love of anise comes from my Grandma, or at least I think it does. I remember her always having two snacks: anise hard candies and Stella D’Oro Anisette Toasts. The Anisette Toasts were my absolute favorite. It’s always what comes to mind first when Biscotti are mentioned. For anybody that doesn’t already know, Biscotti are simply twice baked biscuits.

Here’s the problem…anise is one of those love-hate ingredients. I think most people hate it. I love anise…but is anybody with me? Anybody? Anybody? That’s what I thought. So when Kara and I decided to try out Biscotti we decided on cinnamon-sugar instead. Although Anisette Biscotti are still where it’s at in my world.

Although generally enjoyed with coffee and tea since they are hard, I’m not embarrassed to admit that while I lay in bed writing this post (and simultaneously watching The Voice finale) I am eating Greek yogurt with fruit and crumbled up Biscotti on top. My take on granola, but even better. These Cinnamon Toast Biscotti are a close second to my all-time favorite, Anisette Biscotti!!

Here's what you'll need

Here’s what you’ll need

Measure out your dry ingredients; set aside

Measure out your dry ingredients; set aside

Cream butter and sugar then add eggs, 1 at a time

Cream butter and sugar then add eggs, 1 at a time

Vanilla too

Vanilla too

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Gradually mix in the dry ingredients, scraping down the bowl as needed

Shape the dough into an 18 inch rope

Shape the dough into an 18 inch log; cut in half

Brush with egg wash

Lay 2 logs on separate baking sheets then brush each one with egg wash. Bake

Bake, cool, then cut into slices

Once out of the oven let them cool, then cut diagonally into slices

Now bake again!

Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon, now bake again!

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