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Cherry-Almond Biscotti

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Courtesy of Weight Watchers

We get it: we never used to understand the appeal of dunking an oddly shaped hard cookie into coffee, either. That is, until we tried homemade biscotti. And since it’s a Weight Watcher’s recipe, we think Jessica Simpson and J. Hud would agree that this is one healthy treat that’s perfect for lazy holiday mornings.

2 cup(s) all-purpose flour
1 cup(s) sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon table salt
1 large egg(s)
2 large egg white(s)
1 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup(s) dried cherries, chopped
1/3 cup(s) slivered almonds, toasted
1 spray(s) cooking spray

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next four ingredients in a large bowl. Combine egg, egg whites, almond extract and vanilla; add to flour mixture, stirring until well blended. Stir in cherries and almonds (dough will be dry and crumbly). Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; knead five to six times. Divide dough in half. Shape each portion into an 8-inch-long roll. Place rolls 4 to 5 inches apart on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray; flatten each roll to 1-inch thickness.
3. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes. Remove rolls from baking sheet; cool 10 minutes on a wire rack. Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees F. Cut each roll diagonally into 1⁄2-inch slices. Place slices, cut sides down, on baking sheets coated with cooking spray; bake 10 minutes. Turn cookies over; bake an additional 10 minutes. Remove from baking sheets and cool completely on wire rack.

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