Posts tagged ‘Starbucks Cinnamon Spice Flavored VIA’

October 16, 2010

Spiced Latte Walnut Biscotti

Starbucks’ Cinnamon Spice Flavored VIA continues to inspire me. Taking into consideration my fondness for biscotti, it was only natural that I try to bring the Flavored VIA into a recipe. When I sat back and thought about fall, which flavors scream fall to me, I was drawn to nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger and cloves. And thus this Spiced Latte Walnut Biscotti was born.

My first attempt at making this recipe was a complete fail. (Note: oats can’t be substituted for flour in biscotti.) Although my second time around, I’d call a success. Looking back at these, I feel that these would be wonderful dipped in melted white chocolate. Whether you decide to leave them in their naked glory or smother them in white chocolate, they taste great dipped into hot coffee.

Spiced Latte Walnut Biscotti

Makes 12

  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 packet/stick Starbucks Cinnamon Spice Flavored VIA
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ¾ cups unbleached flour
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. cloves
  • ¼ tsp. nutmeg
  • ½ cup roughly chopped walnuts

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or spray with nonstick cooking spray.

In a large bowl, mix brown sugar, Cinnamon Spice VIA, butter, vanilla and egg. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. Stir thoroughly until all of the ingredients have been incorporated. Using an electric mixer will make this easier. Stir in the walnuts.

Dump your dough onto your prepared baking sheet. Form the dough into a rectangle that is about a ½ inch thick. Bake for 20-25 minutes. The biscotti should be firm to the touch and golden brown.

Remove biscotti from oven. Allow it to cool for 10 minutes. Using a sharp knife cut the biscotti into 12 slices. Place the biscotti slices, slice side down, back onto your baking sheet. Bake for another 10-15 minutes. They should be crispy and a bit browner than before. Let the biscotti cool about 15 minutes before consuming.