F-Factor Chocolate-Cherry-Almond Biscotti


cherry almond biscotti

No one can resist these cookies. Better still, no one would ever guess they are low in fat and calories!

INGREDIENTS (makes 50 cookies):

  • 1 cup white flour
  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder for baking (unsweetened)
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 whole egg
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 cup Splenda
  • 1 Tablespoon Almond Extract
  • 1 cup dried cherries
  • 1 cup slivered almonds

    1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
    2. Sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.
    3. In a large bowl, beat egg whites, egg, and sugar with a mixer until thick. Add almonds, cherries and extract. Mix for 10 seconds.
    4. Add dry ingredients to wet and combine until mixture is moistened. The dough will be very sticky.
    5. Flour a board and turn dough out onto it. Divide dough in half.
    6. Roll each half into a 13” x 2” log. Place on a nonstick cookie sheet and bake for 30 minutes or until dough is golden and cracked on top.
    7. Remove from oven and let cool 10 minutes. Cut each log on the bias in ¼ inch slices (use a serrated knife for easier slicing).  Bake again at 325 for 4-5 minutes on each side.
    8. Let cool completely (they get harder once they are cooled off completely) and serve.


    THE F-FACTOR DIET NUTRITIONAL CONTENT FOR JOURNALING (makes 50 cookies, 1 cookie per serving): 11g carbohydrate, 1g fiber

    ACTUAL NUTRITIONAL CONTENT PER SERVING: 62 calories, 11g carbohydrate, 1g fiber, 2g protein, 2g total fat, 0g sat. fat, 26mg sodium


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