Best Biscotti Recipes – 25 Delicious Cookies

The Best Biscotti Recipes all have one thing in common; they are perfectly crunchy and full of delicious flavors. They can be made with nuts, a variety of fruit or just a ton of chocolate, and either way we love them! That’s why we have rounded up 25 of the Best Biscotti Recipes for you to try this Christmas season. 

Can you believe we are already on our 4th day of our annual Christmas Baking Frenzy? I hope you have been following along and enjoying all of the seasons best treats we have had to offer so far. Remember to come back and check out what’s new everyday, you don’t want to miss what we have coming up! But enough about that, lets get started on our different Biscotti flavors shall we?

*Be sure to look below each photo for additional Biscotti cookies in that category you can try*

traditional italian biscotti recipes 

These biscotti cookies tend to have almonds as their main mix in, though often you will also find anise or orange zest too.

This Almond Biscotti from Anthony Kitchen is a delicious recipe that uses whole almonds, sweet vanilla and almond extract to create a classic dunkable cookie you will love.

Traditonal Almond Biscotti Recipe on Red Napkin with Christmas Mug

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also be sure to check out these other tasty variations:

Thin Almond Biscotti – Pretty Sweet ❄️ Holiday Biscotti – Food Meanderings 🎄 Gluten Free Almond Biscotti – My Gluten Free Kitchen ⛄️ Sugar Free Almond Biscotti – Wholesum Yum ❄️ 

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Elf Poop Cookies – A White Chocolate Haystack Recipe

Here is a fun Holiday update to a true classic, the Chocolate Haystack Recipe! We changed it up and added in white chocolate and peanuts along with fun Christmas sprinkles to really make it festive. The kids will love this easy to make treat and adults will get a laugh out of the fun name too. 

We are on Day 3 of our Christmas Baking Frenzy isn’t that crazy!? We have already shared an incredible Round-up with 37 Fudge Recipes as well as some Grinch inspired Rice KrispiesToday we thought it would be fitting to take our treats straight from the North Pole so we created these super fun, quick and easy to make White Chocolate Haystack Cookies for you to share at your Christmas and Holiday Parties! 

A stack of White Chocolate Haystack Cookies with Christmas Sprinkles

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Grinch Rice Krispie Treats

These Rice Krispie Treats are perfectly ooey , wonderfully crunchy and adorable to look at! They are easy to whip up with the kiddos and are ready in 5 minutes, making them the perfect treat for decking the tree.

How could I not share something Grinch inspired this year with the new animated movie that just came out?! The Grinch is one of my all time favorite Christmas movies so I thought it would be fun to do a fun take on the classic Rice Krispie Treats by dying them green, covering them in fun sprinkles and of course red Grinch hearts.

Christmas Rice Krispie Treats

 

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37 of the BEST Fudge Recipes -Perfect for the Holidays

Whether you like your fudge silky smooth, mixed with peanut butter or filled with nuts and berries, this round up of  over 35 Fudge Recipes will get you in the Holiday Spirit and ready to indulge your taste buds.

 I cannot believe we are in our 4th year of our Christmas Baking Frenzy! This year is our biggest and best one yet and I am so excited to share along in this tradition with you guys. Whether this is your first time here, or you are back for your 4th year in a row, WELCOME! We hope you find something special and delicious to whip up for your loved ones this Christmas season.

*Be sure to look below each photo for additional fudge recipes in that category you can try*

Classic chocolate fudge recipes

These are the best of the best, pure chocolate goodness!

This Traditional Chocolate Fudge  is from Cincy Shopper and it is a classic fudge recipe that everyone should have in their baking Rolodex! Simple and delicious ingredients come together in little time to make a decadent fudge for everyone to enjoy.

Traditional Chocolate Fudge Recipes

Also be sure to check out these scrumptious chocolate fudge recipes too:

Old Fashioned Chocolate Fudge – An Italian in my Kitchen 🎄 Vegan Chocolate Fudge – Rhian’s Recipes ❄️ Classic Chocolate Fudge – Attainable Sustainable ⛄️ Salted Chocolate Buttercream – Hybrid Rasta Mama 🎄 Wedding Favor Chocolate Fudge – A Bride on a Budget ❄️ Chocolate Caramel Turtle Fudge – The Olive Blogger  ⛄️

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Brussel Sprout Salad – Fall Favorite

An easy to make salad with just a few simple ingredients. This Brussel Sprout Salad with Cranberries, Apples and Pine Nuts is a winner year round! 

Are you frantically looking for a last minute salad to add to your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner this year? Look no further friends, this Brussel Sprout Salad comes together in 20 minutes and will leave you looking like the hostess with the most. Even if you think you don’t like brussel sprouts I urge you to try this incredible salad! The sprouts are shredded and blanched which takes away the pungent odour that many people associate with them. So much so in fact, my hubby thought it was kale with his first bite! 

Fall Shredded Brussel Sprout Salad

HOW DO YOU SHRED BRUSSEL SPROUTS 

While there are a few different ways you can shred your sprouts for this salad, I would recommend one of the following to keep it quick and easy:

  • Using a sharp chef’s knife – This is my method of choice as it allows me to keep them the size I want. You simply cut the brussel sprout in half length wise and then finely slice them crosswise.
  • Food Processors are also a good option for this recipe if you are doubling or tripling and want to save yourself some time. Make sure you have the proper blade (the shredding/grating disc) and simply place the brussel sprouts through the feed tube and watch the magic happen!
  • A mandolinis another good option for quickly getting the job done and you can adjust the blade thickness for your cuts as well…just watch your fingers! The blades are super sharp and when you get into the motion of cutting you sometimes don’t realize how close your fingers are.
  • Whatever method you choose to use just be sure to keep your slices as consistent as you can for your Brussel Sprout Salad.

Brussel Sprout Salad with Apples and Cranberries

An easy to make salad with just a few simple ingredients. This Brussel Sprout Salad with Cranberries, Apples and Pine Nuts is a winner year round! 

Course Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
Keyword Brussel Sprout Salad with Cranberries, Shredded Brussel Sprouts
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 people
Author Melissa

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Brussel Sprouts
  • 1/3 cup Pine Nuts
  • 1 Gala Apple Chopped or thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup Dried Cranberries
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil ensure it is a good quality
  • 2 tbsp White Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp White Sugar
  • Kosher Salt and Ground Pepper

Instructions

  1. Prepping your Sprouts 

    Rinse thoroughly in cold water. Next you want to trim the brussel sprouts (removing the bottom stem and any noticeable "bad" leaves). 

    Cut each sprout in half lengthwise and then thinly slice into "shreds" if using a chefs knife. (If using the mandolin or food processor see above). 

    Shredded Brussel Sprouts for Salad
  2. Preheat oven to 350 F and spread pine nuts out in an even layer on a baking sheet. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to boil and salt. 

    Toast pine nuts until golden (about 5-6 minutes) and set aside.

  3. Using a large bowl, fill with cold water and ice to create an ice bath. Sit colander in the bowl so it is immersed in the ice bath.

    Line a baking sheet with paper towel or a clean tea towel so you will have it ready to go when your brussel sprouts are done cooking. 

    Ice-Bath
  4. When your water has come to a full boil add in your shredded brussel sprouts and cook for about 1 minute, until they turn bright green. Using a slotted spoon transfer to the colander in the ice bath and allow them to cool completely - 5 minutes.  

  5. Once cooled move your sprouts to the paper towel lined baking sheet and pat dry. Don't worry about a little moisture, you just don't want them dripping wet for dressing. 

  6. Dressing your Brussel Sprout Salad

    In a medium bowl whisk oil and vinegar with sugar and a pinch of salt. Toss with brussel sprouts, pine nuts, cranberries and apples. Be sure to save some to garnish the top. 

I love how easily this salad comes together especially for the holidays. I recommend getting everything ready the day before, except for your apples as they will brown. To keep your pine nuts from getting soft after toasting you will want to put them in an airtight container or sandwich bag and then put all the other ingredients in a large container and dress before serving.

Shredded Brussel Sprout Salad with Cranberries

Shredded Brussel Sprout Salad with Cranberries – An easy to make salad with just a few simple ingredients is a winner year round!
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