Savory Parmesan Pistachio Biscotti

Happy Friday! Yay! Want something great to go with that glass of wine as you wind down for the night? Try these savory parmesan biscotti!

I really enjoy a great hunk of cheese with my wine, some olives and nuts.  These tasty treats are packed with flavor and go especially well with a full bodied red wine such as a Shiraz or a Cabernet. 

Be sure to make plenty of biscotti as you will see that they will soon disappear!

Savory Parmesan Biscotti

Yield: Makes 4 Dozen

Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 40 mins

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 Cups All-purpose Flour
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Cracked Black Pepper (Optional)
  • 1 1/2 Sticks (12 Tablespoons) Soft, Unsalted Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 3/4 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 Cup Toasted Pistachios, Coarsely Chopped

Topping:

  • 3 to 4 Tablespoons Grated Parmesan Cheese

Directions:

 

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with a silicone sheet or parchment paper.
  3. In a bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, salt and pepper.
  4. In a separate bowl, using a hand mixer, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  5. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well between each addition.
  6. Add the cheese and nuts and mix well, then add the dry ingredients until the mixture just comes together.
  7. Divide the dough into two equal pieces and with floured hands roll into logs to a length of about 12 inches and width of 1 1/2 inches.
  8. Place logs side by side on the baking sheet.
  9. Sprinkle the logs with the remaining grated cheese, and bake for about 30 minutes or until the logs are light brown and firm to touch.
  10. Remove from the oven and allow to cool 10 minutes, leaving the oven at 350 degrees F.
  11. Using a sharp knife, cut the logs into 1/2 inch slices and arrange the slices cut side down on the baking sheet.
  12. Return to the oven and bake for an additional 5 minutes.
  13. Turn, and bake another 5 minutes or until firm to the touch.
  14. Cool completely before storing.

These cookies keep in an airtight container for up to a week, or keep in the freezer for up to two months.

Cin Cin!!

(Recipe by Deborah Mele)