I grew up eating my grandmother's biscotti so I was looking forward to making this particular cookie. As a kid I usually passed them up for something more chocolatey, but as I got older I enjoyed indulging in these at the holidays. A bakery near me, owned by generations of an Italian family, makes one of the best almond biscotti I've had, so I am always looking for a recipe that will come close.
I made a couple changes in the spirit of fall, and added 1 teaspoon of cinnamon into the dough and also mixed in pumpkin pie spice to the melted white chocolate which added little warm flecks. I figured the white chocolate would get my son to try the cookies. No such luck! While I loved the flavor of the cinnamon-y biscotti, the cornmeal added to this particular recipe just didn't work for me. I felt like I needed to chew constantly just to get past those little bits! On the other hand my husband thought they were delicious and the cornmeal didn't seem to bother him at all. These biscotti just were not what I was looking for and I think I will just stick to my usual recipe from my grandmother and maybe play around from there. But they definitely did not go to waste with hubby around!
A big Thank You to Lisa of Jersey Girl Cooks for this adorable award!