Sunday, December 19, 2010

Chocolate Cherry Biscotti

1 pkg. chocolate cake mix, any variety ($.45)
2 eggs, minus one yolk ($.15)
1/2 C. unsweetened applesauce ($.25)
1 3/4 C. flour ($.15)
2 tsp. vanilla syrup ($.10)
1/2 tsp. rum extract ($.10)
3/4 C. chopped dried cherries ($.35)

Preheat oven to 375.

Mix well all ingredients except cherries. Stir in cherries. Divide dough in half and form each half into a 9x3" log, flattened on top.

Place on greased cookie sheet, bake 20-25 minutes or til tops of logs are golden brown and firm.

Cool 5 minutes, remove from cookie sheet, and cool 10 minutes.

Using a serrated knife, cut cookies into 1/2" to 3/4" slices.

Bake for 10-15 minutes or til cookies are just crisp. Top with drizzle.

Drizzle:
1/4 C. powdered sugar
1 T. cocoa powder
1 T. milk
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract

Mix well all ingredients, mixture should be thin.

Yields = 3 dozen
Cost: $1.55
Cost per biscotti: $.05

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