I love waking up early on a beautiful Sunday morning before the brood wakes up. I usually plug in my headphones and putter around folding laundry and probably playing some “Air Guitar”!
I especially love sipping a strong brew and dipping a delectable fresh white chocolate biscotti. With a quick prep time of 15 mins and a cook time of around 40 mins total, why not? Bake and clean with complete quiet, or in my case tons of “Air Guitar” solos!
Hanna is usually up for the early mornings with me and it’s also a great way for us to keep her on a schedule. Believe it or not, Hanna loves helping out in the kitchen. Whether it be sidelined giggling with her grapes, or on the step ladder getting all up in there! Just more proof of food being the way to great bonds and special moments.
- 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup dried cranberries (about 6 ounces)
- 1 egg white
- 1 cup good-quality white chocolate chopped, or white chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
- Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.
- In a medium bowl, beat together the oil, eggs, sugar and anise flavoring until well blended.
- Combine the flour and baking powder, stir into the egg mixture to form a heavy dough.
- Divide dough into two pieces. Form each piece into a roll as long as your cookie sheet.
- Place roll onto the prepared cookie sheet, and press down to 1/2 inch thickness.
- Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown.
- Remove from the baking sheet to cool on a wire rack.
- When The cookies are cool enough to handle, slice each one crosswise into 1/2 inch slices.
- Place the slices cut side up back onto the baking sheet.
- Bake for an additional 6 to 10 minutes on each side. Slices should be lightly toasted.
The gang are all quite early risers so if they don’t happen to wake up first, the smell of these spectacular twice baked cookies certainly will. Be prepared to make a double or triple batch because let me tell you, my kids scarf these down two-fisted!!
A great way to enjoy your lazy Sunday morning and a beautiful treat to share with the kids at the breakfast table.