For January, the Dorie's Cookies group participants can chose from one of two recipes to post, one on the first Tuesday and the other being the post for the third Tuesday. I chose to make the Breakfast Biscotti for this third Tuesday. This recipe can be found in Dorie's Cookies on pages 98-100 and also online here.
I am not a fan of biscotti, just to say right offhand, as I don't care for the hardness of the cookie. I don't drink hot beverages that lend themselves to dunking a hard cookie to soften it, i.e coffee and hot chocolate, so they have never been something I would go in search of, or even help myself to if they were right in front of me. Mark, however, was willing to take one for the team and totally embrace the biscotti consumption expectations this week. I made a quarter of a batch which gave me 10 cookies. They are small, so I'm confident in his ability to pelt these away in a few sittings.
I will say that this recipe is easy to follow and didn't require a lot of work, only the baking process took any real time commitment, and not very much. Since Mark loves cookies, almonds, cranberries, and oatmeal, this was certainly a winner. Although Dorie commented in the book that she wasn't encouraging anyone to actually have these cookies for breakfast, my cookies-for-breakfast-eating husband did not see a problem with that at all. Definitely a keeper, definitely something he would like to eat again.
The Tuesdays with Dorie group is now baking from Dorie Greenspan's new book, Dorie's Cookies. The posts will be the first and third Tuesdays of the month and can be linked at the main Tuesdays with Dorie website here. You can also find the information on joining in and/or see the posts from those in the group baking along at this location.