For all of you cookie lovers out there, here is another biscotti recipe worth trying. For everyone else, sorry I'm boring you with more biscotti. Don't worry though, I only have a few more to go!
Oatmeal Cranberry Chocolate Chip Coconut Biscotti
Adapted from Ocean Spray' s Oatmeal Cranberry White Chocolate Chunk Cookies
2/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
2/3 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 6-ounce package Ocean Spray® Craisins® Original Sweetened Dried Cranberries
1/3 cup toasted walnuts
1/3 cup white chocolate chunks or chips
1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chunks or chips
Preheat oven to 375ºF.
Using an electric mixer, beat butter or margarine and sugar together in a medium mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add eggs, mixing well. Combine oats, coconut, flour, baking soda and salt in a separate mixing bowl. Add to butter mixture in several additions, mixing well after each addition. Stir in sweetened dried cranberries, walnuts and both the white and semi-sweet chocolate chunks.
Form dough into 3 or 4 logs the length of your cookie sheet and about 2 inches wide. Place on parchment lined cookie sheets. Bake for 2o minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 5 minutes and then cut into slice on a diagonal. Place slices on their sides on the cookie sheet and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes depending on desired crispiness. Cool completely and store in an airtight container or freeze.
These biscotti were a new addition to my usual holiday collection. I wanted a recipe that had a little bit of everything in it and this one came close. I was inspired one day while reading a recipe on the back of an Ocean Spray's sweetened cranberry bag. It was for Oatmeal Cranberry White Chocolate Chunk Cookies. I liked the sound of it and decided to turn them into biscotti. I decided it needed a few more ingredients for my liking, so I added in semi-sweet chocolate chips, toasted walnuts, coconut and vanilla extract (which in my opinion belongs in almost every cookie recipe). The rest is history! ENJOY.