Friday, September 30, 2011


If there is one thing that relaxes me and puts me in a good mood---its baking! Since I'm self-diagnosed as an emotional eater-I've avoided baking too much since we've been married. My solution: bake and be happy, and then send the sweets to the ravenous engineers at Nick's office! :) 

I had some plain biscotti dough in the freezer that I made a few weeks ago.  I threw in some craisins, walnuts, and dipped the ends in white chocolate.  They were fantastic! 

I've never claimed to be a good don't be a hater. Next time I'm gonna try soaking the cranberries in fresh OJ maybe? they were a little too firm for my liking. 

  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil (vegetable oil is gross.. i dont think i used all that it called for.)
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 c. craisins (less if you want)
  • 1/2 chopped walnuts
  • 1 11 oz bag of white chocolate morsels 

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, beat together the oil, eggs, sugar and vanilla until well blended. Combine the flour and baking powder, stir into the egg mixture to form a heavy dough. Divide dough into two pieces. Form each piece into a roll as long as your cookie sheet. Place roll onto the prepared cookie sheet, and press down to 1/2 inch thickness.
  3. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown. Remove from the baking sheet to cool on a wire rack. When The cookies are cool enough to handle, slice each one crosswise into 1/2 inch slices. Place the slices cut side up back onto the baking sheet. Bake for an additional 6 to 10 minutes on each side. Slices should be lightly toasted.
  4. Let cool.  in a double boiler, heat chocolate chips-stirring occasionally until the mixture becomes shiny. remove from heat and dip biscotti, let cool on cookie sheet.  

viola! Delicious treat for your coffee... they're about 150-200 calories per piece (depending on the size).. yikes! good thing I sent them away. 


  1. Looks GOOD "Baby girl". I like your blog and can't wait too see you in a couple of weeks. Keep baking!

  2. I want some! those look awesome! want to be my partner when I open a bakery?

  3. 1st...stop counting all those calories. You are wasting away to nothingness ;) 2nd... I take all my treats to school for my friends on Fridays, unfortunately that means I now have to bake EVERY thursday night because they expect Friday breakfast. haha I want Bekah and you to bake with. Let's move closer to each other, if that happened, I could survive a small town with ease!

  4. haha! thats hilarious that they expect breakfast out of you! i would LOVE to bake with you two... too bad we all live in very different compass directions on the US map.