Sweet and crunchy gluten-free chamomile-vanilla-almond biscotti are light and crisp. Chamomile vanilla glaze drizzled over the top adds just a touch of sweetness. Perfect with a hot cup of herbal tea!
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The holidays are over, and if you are like me you are trying to get back into the swing of things. Back to everyday schedules and life. I don't know about you, but I'm exhausted from the holidays. So much traveling back and forth to see family and friends. My girls NEVER getting to bed on time. We are all worn out!
We went to Target last week to use some of the gift cards that we'd received for Christmas. The Target that we were at had a full grocery section so I stocked up on a few baking supplies while we were there, including Truvia Baking Blend and Bigelow Cozy Chamomile Tea. They were conveniently on the same aisle!
With a brand new baby in the house it has been harder to take care of myself. I need a break! Even if just 5 minutes (or more realistically 2 minutes) a little break makes a huge difference. On Saturday I sat down with a steaming cup of Bigelow Tea and one of these sweet and crunchy Chamomile-Vanilla-Almond Biscotti that I made with Truvia.
There is something soothing about a warm cup of herbal tea. I am going to make a habit of sitting down with cup of tea every morning. I need the relaxing break it gives me!
These biscotti are lightly sweet, with great crunch. Pure vanilla extract and some almond flour give the cookies a sweet floral/nutty taste. The flavors in the biscotti are subtle because I wanted them to compliment the light taste of chamomile tea and not completely overwhelm it's gentle flavor. I also used some chamomile tea in the cookie dough and in the glaze. The chamomile flavor in the cookies is very subtle but I loved it.
I actually hadn't done much sugar-free baking before trying Truvia and I was really impressed. I love that it is a natural sweetener and doesn't have any yucky chemicals in it. Be sure to only lightly drizzle or brush on the glaze. The stevia in Truvia makes it very sweet (you only need half as much Truvia in a recipe as you would need sugar) so if you put on too much glaze your biscotti the sweetness will be over powering.
To make using regular sugar (without Truvia Baking Blend) use ½ cup 0f sugar in the dough and use ½ cup powdered sugar for the glaze. All nutrition info is a guestimate and will vary depending on the ingredients you use.
Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 163Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 34mgSodium 91mgCarbohydrates 30gFiber 1gSugar 2gProtein 3g
To make using regular sugar (without Truvia Baking Blend) use ½ cup 0f sugar in the dough and use ½ cup powdered sugar for the glaze.
All nutrition info is a guestimate and will vary depending on the ingredients you use.
What is your favorite way to take some time for yourself?