TWD: Baking With Julia – Mini Cinnamon-Pecan Biscotti

by Jessica on July 3, 2012

Mini Cinnamon-Pecan Biscotti from My Baking Heart

Since hazelnuts are not in abundance around these parts, I decided to veer off of Dorie’s course and go a different route. I cleverly subbed in chopped pecans and ground cinnamon, making these biscotti some of the best ever. A simple, but sweet, recipe that requires little prep or baking time. It’s one that lends itself extremely well to substitutions and changes, but always turns out a perfectly lovely cookie. Tea, anyone? 🙂

Mini Cinnamon-Pecan Biscotti from My Baking Heart

Thanks to Jodi of Homemade and Wholesome and Katrina of Baking and Boys for serving as our hostesses this week! They’ll both have the (original) recipe listed on their blogs. And for a list of Doristas who baked up these crunchy cookies, click over to the ‘Leave-Your-Link’ post on the TWD: Baking with Julia’s home page!

Mini Cinnamon-Pecan Biscotti (pg. 315)
Adapted from: Baking With Julia by Dorie Greenspan

Mini Cinnamon-Pecan Biscotti from My Baking Heart

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1 tierneymarie July 3, 2012 at 10:24 am

Oh my gosh that sounds awesome! I guess I can add that to my list of things to make tonight, too!

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2 Paula @ Vintage Kitchen July 3, 2012 at 11:04 am

The mini size is a great idea! I love that you added cinnamon

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3 Katrina July 3, 2012 at 11:54 am

I love that–Doristas! And your subs with pecans and cinnamon sound great. I stuck with the original recipe since I was hosting, but I think this is a great recipe to play around with all kinds of different add-ins. Love the minis!

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4 Jodie July 3, 2012 at 12:05 pm

Sounds delicious! Love the minis!

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5 Miette July 3, 2012 at 1:09 pm

another version to try! and I love the coffee cup and saucer!

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6 steph (whisk/spoon) July 3, 2012 at 2:15 pm

nice subs! i can see taking this base recipe in lots of different directions.

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7 marilyn July 3, 2012 at 3:42 pm

the mini’s look great in your greenware. like your “baking heart” gravatar and motif too.

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8 Melissa July 3, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Those are adorable! I love the addition of cinnamon.

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9 Kathy July 3, 2012 at 4:34 pm

I love the mini size! I also love the addition of cinnamon and pecans! They look wonderful!

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10 carpet cleaning Fargo ND July 3, 2012 at 5:19 pm

These look so wonderful!

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11 smarkies July 3, 2012 at 6:55 pm

wow! these are some really cute cookies! love them! excellent variation, btw.

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12 Liz July 3, 2012 at 7:40 pm

Great tweaks! Love your flavor combo 🙂

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13 Betsy July 3, 2012 at 8:56 pm

I love the minis! Good for you for working with what’s available. Honestly, I have a hard time finding hazelnuts other than Christmas time, but I had some stored in the fridge. I agree that these are perfect with tea. I’ve been dunking all day. Have a great 4th of July. (Those nachos look tasty.)

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14 GuineaPigFood July 3, 2012 at 9:30 pm

Love the mini’s! I think I’m going to make some cinnamonny biscottis for high tea in a couple of weeks!

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15 Elaine July 4, 2012 at 2:45 am

What a great idea to make small bites. They look wonderful and I bet are delicious with the pecans and cinnamon. I hope you have a great 4th!

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16 yummychunklet July 4, 2012 at 2:50 pm

What cute and tasty little bites!

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17 oven chaos July 5, 2012 at 5:21 am

Lovely biscottini – cinnamon sounds like a lovely addition to the recipe!

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18 spike July 6, 2012 at 6:16 am

Your variation sounds perfect! even better than the original

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19 Teresa July 6, 2012 at 6:22 pm

Nice flavour variation and I love the way they look in miniature!

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20 sanya July 7, 2012 at 7:52 am

I love cinnamon, great idea!

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21 Mary Hirsch July 7, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Melissa helped me make TWD/BWJ’s biscotti – we made it a week late and she will post next Tuesday (we have permission). She has never made biscotti successfully nor have I. We kept out record intact. Ours was hard and dry. I will try, try again. Yours looks delicious as well as cute.

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22 Cher July 11, 2012 at 5:36 am

Awww. Such cute little chubby cookies 🙂

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