Rainy day sweetness

By now you all know how much I love rainy days. They’re so calming, so quiet; they seem to force your body into a cocoon. Everything seems smooth around the edges, sultry and muted and deep.

So on this rainy day, I’m so happy to be sitting here in my pajamas, sipping hot Chai and nibbling on this biscotti. I’m pondering my newfound freedom…I’ve just resigned from my afternoon job at the boutique. I’m looking forward to spending my afternoons crafting or strolling around the neighborhood or sitting here in my pajamas, sipping Chai and nibbling on biscotti.

Toffee Biscotti

2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup almond toffee bits
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 large eggs
Cooking spray

Preheat oven to 350ËšF.

Combine flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, toffee bits, and baking powder in a large bowl. Combine canola oil, vanilla, and eggs; add to flour mixture, stirring until well blended (dough will be dry and crumbly). Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead lightly 7 to 8 times. Divide dough in half. Shape each portion into an 8-inch long roll. Place rolls 6 inches apart on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray, and flatten each roll into 1-inch thickness.

Bake for 30 minutes. Remove rolls from baking sheet; cool 10 minutes on a wire rack. Cut each roll diagonally into 15 (1/2-inch slices. Place slices, cut sides down, on baking sheet. Reduce oven temperature to 325ËšF; bake 10 minutes. Turn cookies over; bake an additional 10 minutes (cookies will be slightly soft in center but will harden as they cool. Remove from baking sheet; cool completely on wire rack.

Makes 2 1/2 dozen.

Source: Cooking Light magazine.

7 responses to “Rainy day sweetness”

  1. This is a great biscotti recipe – it is from CL. We have made it quite a few times since it was published!

  2. I’ll have to test out this biscotti recipe, looks yummy! Hope you enjoy your free afternoons!

  3. Lauren Currie

    How do you make your chai?

  4. I cheat. I use Celestial Seasonings Original India Spice decaf tea bags. 🙂 Steep a couple of minutes, then add a bit of soymilk and sugar. Okay, a lot of sugar. I like this brand because it’s sweet and creamy, without being overly spicy. I’m sure chai should be spicy, but this one is just how I like it!

  5. That sounds so warm and cozy. Resigning, to me, looks like a big step in structuring days. Curious about more on that.

  6. Great site you’ve got here. Lots of inspiration and yummy recipes – I have to try some of them 🙂

    I’m from Denmark and I also have a foodblog – in Danish – you are welcome to swing by 🙂

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