Monday, December 17, 2012

Almond Biscotti

This recipe is from Very Vegan Christmas Cookies by Ellen Brown.

Recipe: see page 57 of Very Vegan Christmas Cookies.
My mom made cookies from the new cookbook Very Vegan Christmas Cookies by Ellen Brown, so between now and Christmas I'll be showing you a few highlights.

First up is the vegan Almond Biscotti. This tastes really good. It is soft and chewy, except for the slivered almonds, which give it a nice little crunch. There is a strong almond flavor that comes from the almonds, almond meal and almond extract, as well as the icing which is almond flavored with almond milk and almond extract.

A lot of the recipes in the book specify 'soy margarine'. There is only one brand I could find that is actual soybean margarine and that is called Willow Run, but that wasn't available at any of the local stores so she used Earth Balance, which has soy as an ingredient. I'm not sure if that makes a difference, but the substitution worked and the result was great.

Thanks mom!

slivered almonds, almond meal, white flour, whole wheat pastry flour, unsweetened applesauce, sugar, soy margarine, almond extract, vanilla extract, confectioners sugar.