TwD: Baking Cantuccini with Julia

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Can anything baked be bad when the scent of cinnamon permeates the air while baking? The answer is no. These heavenly smelling cantuccini, or classic Italian biscotti, were this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie: Baking with Julia assignment, and they were a snap to make. The very dry dough came together quickly with a bit of kneading. However, I encountered a bit of messiness while shaping the dough, as it got extremely sticky. I didn’t want to add more flour, so I wet my hands a little bit, and the dough became much easier to handle.

The cantuccini’s baking method lends itself to an afternoon inside when you want to catch up on bills, reading, or simple chores as the cookies require two trips in the oven with a 30 minute cooling in between. These cantuccini look shorter and “squatier” than their pre-packed coffeehouse counterparts, but their taste is so much better. Not much effort for a ton of little cookies that will keep for up to a month!

If you’d like to try your hand at these cantuccini, pick up a copy of Baking with Julia: Savor the Joys of Baking with America’s Best Bakers and join the bi-monthly baking group, Tuesdays with Dorie, where we choose recipes to collectively bake each month!

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50 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Dimple@shivaaydelights
    Apr 15, 2014 @ 07:12:43

    Simply yummy x

  2. Jessica Maher (@kbelleicious)
    Apr 15, 2014 @ 08:04:10

    it looks perfectly cooked and delicious!

  3. chef mimi
    Apr 15, 2014 @ 08:10:40

    Beautiful! I’ve only made biscotti, I need to make these!

  4. Corina
    Apr 15, 2014 @ 08:12:44

    They look very impressive!

  5. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef
    Apr 15, 2014 @ 08:25:51

    Perfect to enjoy with a lovely cup of coffee.

  6. TrafficDiva
    Apr 15, 2014 @ 08:30:39

    Yeah…yours looks much better than those I see in the coffee houses. Yours looks like there’s slivers of chocolate..YUM!!!!

  7. thatskinnychickcanbake
    Apr 15, 2014 @ 08:36:51

    Perfectly made!!!

  8. Bam's Kitchen
    Apr 15, 2014 @ 08:43:51

    I think it must 4pm tea time somewhere and these little biscotti cookies would be perfect.

  9. amanda chic
    Apr 15, 2014 @ 09:01:50

    yummy

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  10. Asmita (@FoodieAsmita)
    Apr 15, 2014 @ 11:45:11

    Perfection!!

  11. Deepti
    Apr 15, 2014 @ 11:46:36

    It looks perfectly cooked and delicious!

  12. Mary Frances
    Apr 15, 2014 @ 13:44:14

    Beautiful work! They look like crispy perfection.

  13. Monica
    Apr 15, 2014 @ 13:44:40

    Biscotti is one of my favorite cookies and I love them super crunchy. (I also wet my hands with water when I shape them).

  14. Dawn
    Apr 15, 2014 @ 14:04:26

    Mmmmm! Yours are so golden, and I’m sure are just as delicious as they look!

  15. steph (whisk/spoon)
    Apr 15, 2014 @ 14:56:09

    They did smell great in the oven. I’m happy to have extras of these around for when I need a little treat!

  16. Carolyn Jung
    Apr 15, 2014 @ 17:05:32

    The perfect pick-me-up with a cup of coffee or tea. I don’t think I’d have a problem with keeping them for a month. They’d be gone in a week in my house. ;)

  17. Norma Chang
    Apr 15, 2014 @ 17:30:03

    Biscotti is one of my favorite cookies but I never tried making them, should do so soon, thanks for the encouragement.

  18. SandraM
    Apr 15, 2014 @ 18:13:08

    What a great pic! These look so good. I didn’t get a chance to make them (was sick), but I have the ingredients so I just might have to this weekend!

  19. melolimparfaite
    Apr 15, 2014 @ 18:23:08

    It makes me hungry !
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  20. apuginthekitchen
    Apr 15, 2014 @ 18:39:47

    They look and sound amazing!

  21. Sugar and Cinnamon
    Apr 15, 2014 @ 19:03:34

    This looks so authentic and tasty! Great recipe :)

  22. Tracy
    Apr 15, 2014 @ 20:50:26

    I love cinnamon. This looks so delicious.

    Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

  23. Nancy/SpicieFoodie
    Apr 15, 2014 @ 22:09:36

    We love the smell of cinnamon in our kitchen and in our food. Your biscuits look perfect!

  24. hotlyspiced
    Apr 15, 2014 @ 22:18:39

    I love the smell of cinnamon baking. What lovely looking biscotti xx

  25. Juliana
    Apr 15, 2014 @ 22:32:40

    These biscotti’s look great, and yes, cinnamon just smell so good in the oven…
    Have a great week :D

  26. Karen @ Karen's Kitchen Stories
    Apr 15, 2014 @ 23:09:40

    These look great! The sliced almonds worked perfectly!

  27. Tandy | Lavender and Lime
    Apr 16, 2014 @ 01:34:54

    Anything with cinnamon works for me, and these look great!

  28. Sunita
    Apr 16, 2014 @ 03:18:02

    The biscotti look wonderful. You are so right about the smell while these were baking.

  29. Karen Xavier
    Apr 16, 2014 @ 03:26:27

    A resounding NO for the first question, the smell of cinnamon permeating the air is lovely… and these look so great!

  30. markd60
    Apr 16, 2014 @ 09:21:07

    Looks good, now I’m ready for a sandwich!

  31. amanda chic
    Apr 16, 2014 @ 09:34:34

    love it
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    A chic kiss ;)

  32. jora
    Apr 16, 2014 @ 15:50:39

    What a pretty cookie jar!

  33. Mary
    Apr 16, 2014 @ 16:03:25

    they sound (and look) fabulous – I’ve never made biscotti – perhaps now is finally the time!
    Mary x

  34. kloesunny @ kloeskitchen.wordpress.com
    Apr 16, 2014 @ 19:21:41

    This looks so amazing!

  35. I Wilkerson
    Apr 16, 2014 @ 20:05:49

    Cinnamon would totally be a keeper! The other thing I like about biscotti is that, since they are crunchy, it is easy to sub in healthier whole wheat flour!

  36. Cathleen
    Apr 16, 2014 @ 22:59:17

    Wasn’t the aroma amazing? The cookies were tasty too!

  37. sprinklesandsauce
    Apr 17, 2014 @ 10:54:44

    i would totally love to dip one of those into my espresso!

  38. Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes
    Apr 17, 2014 @ 16:10:08

    There is nothing quite like the smell of cinnamon while baking! This looks delicious! Happy Easter!

  39. Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl
    Apr 17, 2014 @ 19:58:12

    Delicious and amazing smelling! YUM!

  40. Geraldine Saucier
    Apr 17, 2014 @ 20:13:41

    They look absolutely delicious:)

  41. atasteofmadess
    Apr 17, 2014 @ 22:39:58

    I would love to try this right now!

  42. Cakelaw
    Apr 17, 2014 @ 22:53:00

    Your biscotti turned out so well!

  43. Three Well Beings
    Apr 18, 2014 @ 01:01:25

    Oh with a cup of coffee…heavenly! :-)

  44. Gloria
    Apr 18, 2014 @ 03:43:12

    Looks so good!!!!

  45. Constance Ant
    Apr 18, 2014 @ 09:25:15

    i could imagine having this with a cuppa kopi o which is a black coffee! hehe

  46. kitchen flavours
    Apr 18, 2014 @ 09:41:03

    Great with a cup of hot black coffee! Yum!

  47. foodfashionandflow (@FoodfashinFlow)
    Apr 25, 2014 @ 00:02:00

    I love the smell of cinnamon. I bet this is heavenly with a great cup of coffee

  48. cquek
    Apr 26, 2014 @ 05:31:25

    i love cinnamon bread..

  49. Dana @ Simply Romanesco
    May 06, 2014 @ 12:31:24

    I love biscotti and these look so crunchy and so delicious! :)

  50. Kristi @ My San Francisco Kitchen
    May 13, 2014 @ 21:52:47

    Yumm cinnamon makes biscotti absolutely perfect!

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