Friday, December 5, 2008

Rasberry Cheescake Biscotti

Several requests for this recipe, enjoy!
I wish that I had a picture, maybe Blima has one, I ate all of them! Grunt.
Raspberry Cheesecake Biscotti
tastes like cheesecake in a crisp cookie stick.

Cream Cheese Layer:
1 cup cream cheese
1 egg
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Biscotti Dough:
1/2 cup melted unsalted butter or oil 1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
3 eggs
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon peel
1/2 teaspoon almond extract,
optional 1 cup ground almonds, (optional my ass, put them in there!)
3 cups, or more, all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup raspberry jam

Preheat oven to 350 degrees . Double up large baking sheets (stack one inside the other). Line top baking sheet with parchment paper. In a food processor, blend the cream cheese layer ingredients to make a thick, smooth batter. Set aside. Do not clean food processor bowl. Add oil and butter, sugar, eggs, and extracts and blend well. Add almonds, flour, salt and baking powder and blend to make a thick batter. If batter is soft (it needs to be stiff) add more flour, a half cup at a time (you should not need more than 1 extra cup). on baking sheet make 2 logs of dough. Make a trough with your fingers, and pour in cream cheese mixture. Top with raspberry jam. Mush together by dragging some cookie batter over and around the other ingredients. Try your best to contain the wet stuff on top of the batter. Bake dough loaf until set and dry to the touch, 45 minutes. Cool loaf about 20 minutes and then cut into (about one inch wide). Return to baking sheet and reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees F. Bake cookies again to dry and crisp, 12-18 minutes.
Makes 2 - 3 dozen, depending on size, freezes well, until you find them and eat them all? (OK , I shared with Art)

5 comments:

JudyL said...

Oh, Gina! That looks so darned yummy!

Anonymous said...

Thank you!!!! You are speedy!

Karen A.

Anonymous said...

OMG! I cannot wait to try this for my mother! (She LOVES biscotti, as do I!)

Thanks for sharing!

Holiday blessings to you and yours!

Christine Olson

Anonymous said...

You are too funny:

"(optional my ass, put them in there!)"

I just saw that now!

Karen A.

Anonymous said...

OMG..three of my favorite foods rolled into one.

Thanks,
Donna in MI

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