Friday, January 19, 2007

Oatmeal Cranberry Dark & White Chocolate Chip Coconut Walnut Biscotti

The name is a mouthful in it's self!

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.


Anonymous said...

ONce again...Yum! I'm doing some experimenting with oatmeal cookies tonight, too! However, if they come out I may use them for some kind of contest, so I might not post the recipe right away. I'm about ready to make some biscotti!

Annie said...

Go for it!!!

Anonymous said...

That name certainly is a mouthful in itself!!!