Maple Walnut Winter Biscotti
Serving Size / Yield
- 2 C. walnuts, chopped coarsely, toasted
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 C. sugar
- 1/2 C. brown sugar, packed firm
- 1/4 C. maple syrup
- 1/4-1/2 tsp. maple flavor, optional
- 1/3 C. butter, melted
- 2 1/2 C. flour
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 2 Tbs. maple sugar, for topping, optional
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a large baking sheet. Toast the walnuts by spreading them in a single layer on a 9x13 pan and baking for 8 to 10 minutes.
In a bowl, beat together the eggs, brown sugar, granulated sugar, maple syrup, and maple flavoring. Add in the melted butter and beat until smooth. Mix in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix completely then add in the nuts. Divide the dough in half on a lightly greased baking sheet.
With wet fingers, shape each half into a 10-in. rectangle that is about 4 in. wide and 1/2 in. thick. Smooth the tops and sides of the rectangle and sprinkle with maple sugar. Bake the biscotti dough for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool for 10 minutes.
Using a sharp knife, cut the baked dough slightly on the diagonal in 1/2-in. thick slices. Put them close together on a baking sheet, balancing them upright rather than flat. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until the cut sides begin to brown. Remove them from the oven and cool on the baking sheet.