Baking with Tea: Vanilla Rooibos Biscotti Recipe

by Maris Callahan on August 10, 2010

Tazo Vanilla Rooibos Biscotti

One thing I love about cooking is when I set out to make a recipe thinking it’s going to be screeching-nails-on-a-chalkboard frustrating and it surprises me by being so intrinsically simple that I could probably duplicate with with my eyes closed and one hand tied behind my back.

What can I say? I have a flair for the dramatics.

Every time I set out to make biscotti, I dread it a little bit, no matter how satisfying I know the final product will be in the end. You see, you need two bowls: one for the wet ingredients and one for the dry substances. Two bowls = 2 dishes to wash at the end of the day. I mean, directly after I finish cooking, of course. Biscotti also bakes twice – once whole at a higher temperature and once after it’s cooled and you’ve sliced, in a warm-but-not-as-hot oven (that’s the technical term).

Now the good news? That’s as difficult as it gets.

Recently, I was invited to participate in a cook-off with Starbucks and TAZO Tea. This month, I, along with several other bloggers, will create one recipe per week that incorporates Tazo Tea. The kicker? We also have to include a “secret ingredient” that is announced each Monday into the recipe.

This week? It was all about culinary lavender.

Before you indulge in these crispy, vanilla infused Italiano-style cookies that can only be described as sheer bliss when dunked in a hot, frothy latte, I need you to do me a favor. Leave a comment on this post! If I get the most comments among the other bloggers partaking in this challenge, I’ll win a gift card to the kitchen store of my choice (translation: I will buy Le Creuset cookware).

I know. It feels like a popularity contest. All you need to do tell me your favorite kind of tea, your favorite kind of cookie, how nice I look today…and so on.

Tazo Vanilla Rooibos Biscotti

Vanilla Rooibos Biscotti
Yield: 18 biscotti

What you need:

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 Tbsp pulverized Tazo Vanilla Rooibos tea leaves, from about 3 tea bags (crushed with a mortar and pestle)
2/3 cup granulated sugar
3 large eggs
3 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon dried lavender blossoms

What you do:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Adjust oven rack to the middle position. Lightly grease three baking sheets (lining the baking sheet with parchment paper prevents sticking and makes cleanup much easier).

2. In a medium bowl, sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together; set aside. In a large bowl, whisk sugar and eggs to a light lemon color; stir in honey, vanilla extract, orange zest, and lavender blossoms.

3. Sprinkle dry ingredients over the egg mixture; fold in until the dough is just combines. To shape the dough into a log, lightly sprinkle flour on the work surface, on top of the dough, and on your hands. Use just enough flour to form a log and to prevent sticking.

4. Bake 25 minutes or until dough pops back up when lightly pressed with a finger. (After dough has baked 10 minutes, reverse cookie sheets from front to back and move from the top rack to the bottom one. Repeat this again after another 10 minutes). You can’t judge the cooking by the color. The biscotti shouldn’t change color during the second baking, so poke them to tell if they’re done. They should feel dry and offer some resistance. Remove from oven and cool 10 minutes on a wire rack. Reduce oven to 275 degrees F.

5. Using a long serrated knife, cut logs diagonally into 1/2-inch thick slices. Turn the slices over, onto their sides; return slices, on baking sheets, to oven. Bake another 15 minutes.

NOTE: Biscotti will continue to crisp up, as they cool, so do not be tempted to over bake. Remove from oven and cool completely on wire racks. Store biscotti in an airtight container. They will keep well for a few weeks.

Disclosure: Tazo provided me with the tea, a few brewing essentials and a grocery gift card to cover the cost of supplies for this project. Tazo did not tell me what to write here and the opinions in this post are 100% honest and accurate.

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{ 180 comments… read them below or add one }

Kate August 10, 2010 at 1:22 pm

Love, love, love biscotti. I would paint just a small stripe of dark chocolate along the top crust, because, well, I love chocolate. Then they become both a coffee snack and a dessert. Mmm.

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Josh August 10, 2010 at 1:25 pm

I like an English Breakfast tea, my favorite cookie is good old fashioned Chocolate Chip, haven’t seen you in many years but you look great today and lastly good luck.

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ANG* August 10, 2010 at 1:31 pm

i’m a peppermint tea kinda girl! and let’s be serious, i’m not gonna be picky about the sweet treat that accompanies it :)

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Sarah August 10, 2010 at 1:40 pm

I remember when you used to make biscotti in college! This looks delicious.

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Doniree August 10, 2010 at 1:46 pm

This timing is ridiculous :) I had biscotti with my coffee this morning and though I’m not much of a baker, vowed to learn to make biscotti from scratch. And then I found this. BOOKMARKED. Thanks, now I don’t even have to Google it! :)

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Alexandra August 10, 2010 at 1:46 pm

OMGI adore Rooibos! Fantastic idea for biscotti. I love making biscotti during the holidays. I have an excellent vegan version I can share!

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Daryl August 10, 2010 at 1:58 pm

Those biscotti look absolutely incredible.
Amazing terrific!!! I would love to try this recipe but I know my biscotti will look nothing like that!!!

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DessertForTwo August 10, 2010 at 2:02 pm

I love Tazo tea! I’ve been trying other flavors for years now, but I keep going back to Tazo. My favorite is Zen.
As much as I love biscotti, the twice baked thing keeps me away…but these look worth it :)
P.S. You’re looking gorgeous today :)

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Daryl August 10, 2010 at 2:07 pm

My favorite cookie is any thin crispy cookie

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Steve August 10, 2010 at 2:38 pm

Those Vanilla Rooibos Biscotti sound very interesting. We’ll have to try them….maybe this weekend!

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Laurie Starr August 10, 2010 at 2:41 pm

I like any kind of berry tea — especially with a cranberry biscotti that I make at holiday time.

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Kristina August 10, 2010 at 2:44 pm

My favorite cookies are snickerdoodles but those biscotti look amazing! And you look gorgeous today!

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Kristina August 10, 2010 at 2:45 pm

PS – I also am a sucker for brown butter chocolate chip cookies.

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laura marie August 10, 2010 at 3:02 pm

My favorite kind of tea is smoked black tea. Believe me, I gave the lady at the tea shop a weird look too. It even smells like a campfire when you brew it. BUT, when you add milk and honey it is A-MAZ-ING and so thick and warming. I’d imagine it’s also yummy with some kind of ginger or molasses based cookie.

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Jen August 10, 2010 at 3:04 pm

Yumm, those look tasty. I hope they’re still around this weekend! And my favorite tea is Mint Medley!!

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Rachel Coolface August 10, 2010 at 3:11 pm

Rooibos Tea is like heaven in a cup. I don’t know what Rooibos means (that’s I lie, I read about it in my Tea Bible), but I know that any edible food that incorporates it into the recipe is a.o.k. in my book. Keep up the good work!

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lynn August 10, 2010 at 3:26 pm

They sound very yummy. Please come to the east coast and make some :-)

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Penny August 10, 2010 at 3:31 pm

I love all of these! MMMMMMM Good!

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Jessie August 10, 2010 at 3:34 pm

I have never had biscotti or made it, I may have to make it once this heat goes away! I have far too many favorites for tea. I will name 3:
vanilla chai tea (Bigelow)
apple cinnamon (Lipton)
white orange spice (Numi)

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CeCe August 10, 2010 at 3:56 pm

I love this recipe. I’ve been wanting to try and bake biscotti for a while now. I love using interesting things like lavender in a recipe, so I may try this one and get over my fear of twice baking anything (yeah, potatoes, you’ve ruined me for everyone else).

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Lori August 10, 2010 at 5:03 pm

I could never bake successfully, unless it once had feathers, but at my old unmentionable age, I am learning. What I’ve found is there can’t be improvisation when you are a novice which is what I like about it. I have to follow the recipe exactly and focus, not leave the room to do several other things. I am a coffee addict, and for years the perfect accompaniment has been biscotti. I’m on the fence about the lavender, but willing to give it try. I think my tea of choice would be Earl Grey with a splash of milk. It all sounds delicious!

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Kelly August 10, 2010 at 5:56 pm

Awww. This makes me a little sad that it is a popularity contest! Should be more about flavor or uniqueness or something but being in marketing myself I understand. :-) That said, I am super sloppy in the kitchen. My sink is always brimming with dishes.

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Katie @ goodLife {eats} August 10, 2010 at 6:21 pm

I have never made biscotti before but I do like it. This one sounds great. Another thing I haven’t done is cooked or baked with lavender. I am really intrigued by it and want to try but I always forget to buy dried lavender.

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Colette August 10, 2010 at 6:24 pm

This looks DELISH! Yum yum :)

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jeryl jagoda August 10, 2010 at 8:30 pm

Caramel Vanilla Tea (yes there is such a thing) with dark chocolate biscotti with almonds- and I am done!

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Caz August 10, 2010 at 8:52 pm

Yum! I’ve been intrigued by cooking with tea for ages (I LOVE tea) but haven’t jumped in yet.
These look delicious though.
My fav tea is Earl Grey (but only Twinnings brand :-)

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Christina August 10, 2010 at 8:55 pm

Had raspberry red zinger tea earlier. Hit the spot on a very hot day.

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Kris August 10, 2010 at 8:56 pm

And having read the comments, I now want caramel vanilla tea.

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Joanne August 10, 2010 at 8:58 pm

What a fun challenge! I love biscotti but I dread them as well. I don’t know why because they are IMPOSSIBLE to mess up. I love the flavors you put into these! Delicious.

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Amy August 10, 2010 at 8:59 pm

This combo sounds veddy, veddy interesting. Would love to try some. Need my address? I’ll be waiting with a warm latte in hand. Oh, and yeah, just choosing one tea would be difficult. Like me some tea.

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Tina August 10, 2010 at 9:25 pm

I just got back from the store after buying some vanilla chai tea.

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Maria August 10, 2010 at 9:32 pm

I love biscotti! I can’t wait to try this recipe! Looks fantastic!

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melissa August 10, 2010 at 10:13 pm

Those biscotti look so good! I LOVE roobios teas. It’s my favorite by far and makes such a nice soy latte.
oh and culinary lavender…also stellar. I just used some in a Blueberry Lavender Sorbet and the results were delicious.
Thanks so much for sharing your cooking adventures.

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Kerstin August 10, 2010 at 10:28 pm

What a fun challenge! Your biscotti looks amazing!

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Kristen August 10, 2010 at 10:43 pm

Mmmmmmm – I love a nice hot cup of tea in the winter. This makes me almost wish it were that time of year!
Yummy recipe, Maris!

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Molly August 10, 2010 at 10:50 pm

YUM!

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Serene August 10, 2010 at 10:53 pm

Can’t wait to show these to my ex-wife, who LOVES cooking with botanicals.

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Amber August 11, 2010 at 1:09 am

Looks great. I can’t wait to make them.

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Robyn August 11, 2010 at 2:02 am

These look awesome, Its great to see South African teas making their way around the world. Rooibos means “Red Bush”, coz it comes from a red bush… :) Its my fav! Definately wanna try this!

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Heidi Renée August 11, 2010 at 2:24 am

I haven’t had biscotti since college, but now you have me wanting it! Lately I’ve been enjoying green chai.

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Barbara August 11, 2010 at 3:05 am

I love Earl Grey tea with a blueberry scone, but I think if I was having a cappuccino, I would definitely want one of those biscottis!

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Pamela Farnsworth Smith August 11, 2010 at 9:13 am

Agree with the previous comment exactly! Dark chocolate goes well with all biscotti and a rich cup of coffee for me.

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Angie Lunghino August 11, 2010 at 10:06 am

i love biscotti!! that’s all i can say. my grandma was born and raised in italy, and she has soo many great recipes… but i think i have tried them all! this one is sure to be next on the list!

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Alanna Kellogg August 11, 2010 at 11:04 am

You look sooo nice today, Maris! :-) )))

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thatShortChick August 11, 2010 at 12:52 pm

you always teach me something whenever I drop by! who knew you could turn tea into a baked good?!
like another commentor said, I haven’t had biscotti since college but I used to love hazelnut. This vanilla flavor sounds like a perfectly light treat with some strong coffee in the morning :)

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rachael August 11, 2010 at 3:16 pm

Yum! Looks delicious!

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Eli August 11, 2010 at 3:16 pm

I think I’m inspired to go get some coffee and a biscotti…two biscotti, and a macaroon.

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frani August 11, 2010 at 4:30 pm

I do love me some biscotti and i’ve never thought of adding tea to it- makes so much sense! brilliant, darling. and i love lavender.

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marla {family fresh cooking} August 11, 2010 at 4:31 pm

This is such a unique and great recipe for biscotti! Love that you used tea and took the time to clean the bowls :) Such a fun contest and I hope you do great……looks like you earned that Le Creuset girl :)

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Brandi August 11, 2010 at 4:33 pm

Those sound super yummy!! Nice work Maris!

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Jennifer August 11, 2010 at 4:35 pm

This recipe sounds great! I love lavender!

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Christine August 11, 2010 at 4:38 pm

If I cooked I would make this!

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Jill, The Veggie Queen August 11, 2010 at 4:46 pm

I love making biscotti and usually make vegan ones. I have never made them with lavender and since I love rooibos tea, I am going to have to try this combo.
I have a cooking class coming up soon in which they might really like these.
Thanks for the post.

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Alicia Aldrich August 11, 2010 at 4:46 pm

wine and biscotti mmmmm :)

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Alice August 11, 2010 at 4:58 pm

I drink Passion Tazo iced tea everyday! Good luck, hope you win!

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ronnie August 11, 2010 at 5:00 pm

What a lovely flavor choice, vanilla and lavender. While I’d prefer to have coffee with my biscotti, I actually have Tazo Chai and Honeybush in my pantry for when my parents visit…they just love tea and cookies! I’m very impressed, Maris. Your biscotti looks beautiful. It’s inspired me to give baking biscotti another try (I flopped miserably the first time!).

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Julie @ Willow Bird Baking August 11, 2010 at 5:05 pm

My favorite sort of cookie has to include almond and raspberry, my favorite sort of tea is sweet iced tea, and don’t you look nice today! :)

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Paula - bell'alimento August 11, 2010 at 5:08 pm

You had me at biscotti ; )

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Tickled Red August 11, 2010 at 5:21 pm

I adore biscotti…Hope you win darlin’ :)

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Serena August 11, 2010 at 5:26 pm

Yum!

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jenjenk August 11, 2010 at 5:26 pm

mmmm…this looks fantabulous!! and the combination of tea & lavender is perfect!!!

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RJ Flamingo August 11, 2010 at 5:33 pm

I love to make biscotti! And now I’ll have to make them with CULINARY LAVENDER! Lavender seems to be everywhere, lately!

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Dave C August 11, 2010 at 6:10 pm

I used to make biscotti ALL THE TIME. I may have to again…

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Lisa August 11, 2010 at 6:15 pm

I have a BUNCO party coming up and I think I will bake these up for all to enjoy

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Heather (Heather's Dish) August 11, 2010 at 6:31 pm

i actually adore making biscotti! i think the process of it is so cool, and i love making people think i’m fancy just because i twice-baked a cookie :)

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Kevin E August 11, 2010 at 6:49 pm

Sounds great!

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kelsey August 11, 2010 at 7:52 pm

These look delicious! I love making biscotti! They are a lovely little treat!

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Lindsay Heller August 11, 2010 at 8:33 pm

The biscotti looks absolutely delicious!

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Sarah Caron August 11, 2010 at 9:26 pm

YUM! I adore biscotti … particularly ones with chocolate or white chocolate in them.

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Dave Wuensch August 11, 2010 at 9:40 pm

I don’t usually like Biscotti, but these look AMAZING.

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Jann August 11, 2010 at 10:38 pm

I tried these and love them right out of the oven, before they begin to get crunchy

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mandy August 11, 2010 at 10:57 pm

I love some biscotti! I have one recipe that I go back to time and time again. This one sounds really delicious though.
(Sorry I have been MIA in the comments, I’m reading, I promise!)

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Cora @ Cora Cooks August 11, 2010 at 11:04 pm

Well! I had to scroll down a long list of comments to get here, so I hope that means your chances of winning are good. Your description of the sort-of-dread in making biscotti is exactly the way I feel about making it — when, in fact, it is really easy and they taste so good. Love the idea of tea and herbal ingredients too. Perfect pairing and now I’m going to try to locate the lavender flowers. Thanks!

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Derek August 11, 2010 at 11:14 pm

I’m a pretty big biscotti guy

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BETSY August 12, 2010 at 12:18 am

love this good luck with the gift card!

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Libba August 12, 2010 at 6:39 am

Can’t wait to make these! They look delicious!

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Kim August 12, 2010 at 8:23 am

This looks delish!

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Mary August 12, 2010 at 8:34 am

I have never seen lavender used in Biscotti. I am going to give this a try. I sounds delicious. THANKS!

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Sonnet August 12, 2010 at 8:36 am

I have been looking for a recipe that uses lavendar, you see I grew my own this year, that I might actually eat. This one looks wonderful and sounds easy enough for me.

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Jbailey August 12, 2010 at 9:07 am

This look amazing…Perfect with a nice cup of green tea!!!!!!!!!

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Heather August 12, 2010 at 9:12 am

Maris the biscotti is yummy. I am a huge fan of the TAZO green china tea. Hot or cold. ABC interview was great! keep the great work maris!

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Nikki Redding August 12, 2010 at 9:14 am

I love Chai tea and butter cookies <3 I’ll have to try your Biscotti it looks delicious!!!

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Nancy Troske August 12, 2010 at 9:21 am

I love making biscotti but have grown tired of the typical recipes I make, like anise, cinnamon, etc. These sound different and delicious. I’m going food shopping today and will pick up the ingredients. My husband, especially, loves to bake and I think we’ll give them a try this weekend! Thanks for the recipe and I’ll let you know how they turn out!

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crystal August 12, 2010 at 9:38 am

I think I would have to add vanilla protein powder so I felt like they were semi-healthy!

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kat August 12, 2010 at 9:57 am

I love cooking with lavender! It makes for the most delicious scones & I bet is great in these

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Jennifer August 12, 2010 at 10:21 am

Yummm! Will you please send me some? :)

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Kirsten burke August 12, 2010 at 10:25 am

These look delicious and I love to make biscotti in the fall/ winter, usually coconut recipe…will try these and hope lavender is easy to find !! Your recipies look great – will bookmark.

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Sarah Sahmit August 12, 2010 at 11:08 am

I am a huge biscotti fan! This looks and sounds amazing. I can’t wait to make it!

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Brandi August 12, 2010 at 11:46 am

They have a very downsouth home cooked look, the ingredients confirm the goodness, If I had a few of these and some tea I can see a stomach satisfying moment approaching!!

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Gaby August 12, 2010 at 12:15 pm

I love making biscotti for my family and then sending it to them all over the country! It stays good for so long!!! I love it dipped in chocolate too!

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Adam Ross August 12, 2010 at 12:43 pm

Those look delicious!!!! You should kick Rachel Ray off the air!!

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Bonnie Rosen August 12, 2010 at 12:46 pm

I am more of a choco chip cookie baker…but I will give the biscotti a try.

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nancy morrissey lloyd August 12, 2010 at 12:55 pm

i love biscotti its great for dunking in coffee or tea.

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Emily August 12, 2010 at 1:18 pm

Hi Maris! Your site is amazing, This Biscotti looks great!

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Marilyn August 12, 2010 at 1:35 pm

Yum! I can’t wait to make another one of your delicious recipes!

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John Farrell August 12, 2010 at 1:44 pm

Mar, I dont biscotti, I dont drink tea. BUT i hate the thought of some other blogger winning a popularity contest, so here we are.

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Sandie {A Bloggable Life} August 12, 2010 at 2:09 pm

Gosh, Maris, I like so many teas—depending on my mood & the weather. Best combo all around? I’d have to go with Constant Comment Tea & snickerdoodle cookies. Delish!
Good luck with your contest :)

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Terry Clarkson Farrell August 12, 2010 at 2:10 pm

what delicate and different flavors! you can’t beat biscotti and this is just a delightful take on it.

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Joshua August 12, 2010 at 2:25 pm

I must must must TRY this. Love your recipes! YUM YUM YUM

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alexa - cleveland's a plum August 12, 2010 at 3:02 pm

i like my tea dark, strong and caffeinated… wait, or is that coffee? :)
regardless, the recipe sounds AMAZING.

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Jackie August 12, 2010 at 3:40 pm

Wow, those look delicious! I’ll admit I’m not the biggest tea fan, but I love the irony of taking a dessert associated with coffee (or cafe) and making it from what is essentially the category competitor.

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Cathy August 12, 2010 at 3:44 pm

Wonderful recipe! I enjoy hibiscus tea, or Earl Grey, and chocolate in nearly every form. Best wishes!

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Alex August 12, 2010 at 3:55 pm

Maris – I LOVE Roibus tea and lavender. These look amazing! Since I can’t bake my way out of a paper bag, will you make them before our next cocktail outing? I bet they are delish with a glass of wine :)

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Maris Callahan August 12, 2010 at 3:59 pm

You rock! Thanks :)

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Danielle Rivenbark August 12, 2010 at 4:08 pm

I can’t wait until I try this! It looks amazing, and amazingly simple! You’ve struck gold once again!

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judy carr August 12, 2010 at 4:25 pm

love biscotti. will definitely try this recipe

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judy carr August 12, 2010 at 4:25 pm

love biscotti. will definitely try this recipe

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Kate August 12, 2010 at 4:34 pm

These- like most things that are posted here- look wonderful!!!

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Francisco August 12, 2010 at 4:54 pm

How can we add chocolate to this equation?

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Madelyn August 12, 2010 at 4:58 pm

@Francisco, I add chopped up chocolate chips into the egg mix, or a cocoa powder for a more subtle taste

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Cecile Yasay August 12, 2010 at 4:59 pm

Afternoon tea with biscotti is the best! And of course, tazo chai tea is my favorite.
Any recipe you post is really good. I am sure this one will be too.

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BK August 12, 2010 at 5:22 pm

More of a coffee guy, but I love the Tazo Zen green tea. Always been a fan of oatmeal raisin cookies,but I love me a good raspberry tea biscuit in the morning!!
Yum-o!

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Rene Joaquin August 12, 2010 at 6:01 pm

Sounds delicious.I’ll have the cook try it sometime.Thanks for all the wonderful recipes.

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AshleyD August 12, 2010 at 6:06 pm

This looks soooo good! :)

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Tracy August 12, 2010 at 6:19 pm

Coming from South Africa, I love Rooibos….and I love biscotti. What a wonderful, creative combo! Yummy!

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MaNiC MoMMy August 12, 2010 at 6:36 pm

You look beautiful Dahling! And my favorite tea — unsweetened black tea lemonade, shakened and iced please! And I want some of that biscotti! That looks beautiful too!

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Ashley August 12, 2010 at 7:04 pm

Constant comment is my favorite kind of tea and I’ve never tried biscotti. I know, the shame.

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Kristen August 12, 2010 at 7:20 pm

Looks delicious! I wish I had more time to bake/cook…

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Chez Us August 12, 2010 at 7:32 pm

Maris,
I am so glad you tackled making biscotti. The first time I made it, I was scared to death; but, the process was so easy. Now it is my go-to gift for the holidays. Easy and everyone loves a biscotti.

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Matt August 12, 2010 at 10:14 pm

I am not much of a baker, but I may have to try these tomorrow. They look delicious, and your recipe seems so easy to follow. I’ll let you know how they turn out.

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Jude August 12, 2010 at 10:31 pm

I haven’t eaten biscotti since I don’t know when, but your picture looks so delicious I may have to go buy some. (I have such a craving now I don’t have time to wait to bake them)

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Penny August 12, 2010 at 10:42 pm

My favorite tea is actually Harney & Son’s….they make such pretty tins. Also I haven’t met you yet, but I am sure you’re pretty as well.
As for the post, I am in the middle of pulverizing, I love when I get to use my mortar and pestle…I’ll let you know how they turn out.

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Lisa August 12, 2010 at 10:52 pm

You had me at Rooibos. I love me some rooibos. Definitely going to have to try these sometime!

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Aloysius August 12, 2010 at 11:15 pm

Looks delish!

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Cate O'Malley August 13, 2010 at 11:16 am

Lavender and biscotti sound like a perfect combination – delish, Maris!

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Jonda August 13, 2010 at 11:30 am

These biscottis look great! I love short bread cookies with a cup of tea!

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Alli August 13, 2010 at 11:40 am

These look delicious! Maybe I’ll actually start baking again :)

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LaGracia August 13, 2010 at 11:41 am

Mmmmmmmm! The Vanilla Rooibos Biscotti, sounds yummy. I will try this at home!

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Jontue August 13, 2010 at 11:41 am

Looks tasty n delish!! will try n make w/ my kids!
Thanks

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A'Driane Dudley August 13, 2010 at 11:42 am

I adore Green Tea, (hot or cold), Earl Grey, Black Tea, and Lemon Zinger Tea with honey, especially when I have a cold. I’ve never tried a biscotti…after reading this blog, I think I’ll have to see what all the hype is about :)

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Kiya August 13, 2010 at 1:49 pm

Looks good!

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Elaine Solloway August 13, 2010 at 3:48 pm

Wow, this all looks so delicious! If only it stopped looking good on me about 40 years ago..!

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Kristine August 13, 2010 at 3:55 pm

Just popping in to say I had some chai tea today!

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Erika Peterson August 13, 2010 at 5:15 pm

Yum! Looks like I found my next challenge!

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clare August 13, 2010 at 9:58 pm

you made a biscotti for one of my favorite teas! can’t wait to try it!

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Charlene August 15, 2010 at 6:39 am

Love Biscotti and I Love Starbucks.
Have a great week and Good Luck!

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Sara August 15, 2010 at 9:13 am

This looks great. I LOVE your blog. :) I have also been intimidated by biscotti, so I’m glad to hear it isn’t scary!

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Joy August 15, 2010 at 3:40 pm

I LOVE biscotti and just recently got over my fear of baking them this year. I can’t believe I’ve never tried it with lavender or tea flavoring. As for tea, hmmm…I love chrysanthemum outside my usual Japanese green tea or jasmine green tea.

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Tim August 15, 2010 at 10:25 pm

Maris – great recipe. I’m actually planning to make this later in the week when it warms back up again and enjoy with some Tazo Passion lemonade as well. Keep up the great work!

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jane August 15, 2010 at 10:38 pm

I love iced herbal tea. I love all cookies. I love that you made tea biscotti. and I love you and your cute blog, too! :)

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alexandra August 15, 2010 at 11:35 pm

Love biscotti! This flavor combination sounds amazing. Would love one of these with a cup of tea in the afternoon. Might have to make them soon!

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Cecile Yasay August 16, 2010 at 7:33 am

Biscotti with any kind of coffee, yummm. Also works with tea…

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Megan Severs August 16, 2010 at 9:30 am

Maris, this sounds AMAZING. Can’t wait to try it! Thanks for always showcasing such yummy recipes :)

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ErinsFoodFiles August 16, 2010 at 10:33 am

I love biscotti! This sounds like a great recipe!

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AC August 16, 2010 at 11:54 am

Choclte chip cookie with black tea

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John Chi August 16, 2010 at 1:25 pm

Snickerdoodle
Black

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Chez Us August 16, 2010 at 2:18 pm

In addition to the tea, I’d love a dozen of your biscotti!!! :) YUM!

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Maryann Fleming August 16, 2010 at 5:50 pm

I love biscotti! If only I could know how to substitute gluten free flours and non dairy milks.

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suzanne August 16, 2010 at 9:23 pm

Can’t wait to try the biscotti with my morning and evening Cherry Moon decaffeinated green tea.

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Adrienne Thacher August 16, 2010 at 10:08 pm

I’ve never made biscotti before, this looks like a great recipe!!:)

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Lauren August 17, 2010 at 8:34 am

My favorite are trailside cookies and oatmeal choc chip cookies!

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Michele August 17, 2010 at 11:07 am

this recipe sounds great! Biscotti is an intimidating treat to make – you are right…but the end results are SOOOO worth it. Thanks for this new variation!

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Janet August 17, 2010 at 11:16 am

I have nevered tried making biscotti before but you make it sounds achievable without adding to my grey hair! :-)

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Marina Pappas-Paxinos August 17, 2010 at 1:05 pm

I love your recipe for the Vanilla Bisicotti, which find it to be wonderful with a warm cup of tea.

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Farrah August 17, 2010 at 9:23 pm

Not sure how I feel about the lavender. A little too… I guess, flowery?

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Kristen August 19, 2010 at 9:46 pm

I think that my current favorite Tazo tea is “Refresh.” I’m a coffee-drinker in the mornings, but if (okay, when) I hit that afternoon slump I love to have a cup of tea, and this is the perfect flavor!
This recipe sounds great, by the way!

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Shannon August 21, 2010 at 8:27 am

ooh, what a great idea! these sound fantastic!

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Susan August 22, 2010 at 9:41 pm

Ive made biscotti before but this recipe looks fabulous! You can be Im going to try it!

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Tisch Farley August 23, 2010 at 8:42 am

Your Mom directed me to your blog. Little did she know that I’m a tea drinker and love the Tazo tea blends and also like to bake. Good luck.

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Shirley August 23, 2010 at 9:54 am

Not sure how I feel about dried lavender blossoms, but it will be interesting to try.

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Anise August 23, 2010 at 10:28 am

Defintely going to bring this for my next book discussion group. Everyone bakes!
Baking with Tea: Vanilla Rooibos Biscotti Recipe

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JF August 23, 2010 at 11:11 am

Mar- less biscotti more taco bell packet oriented posts, thanks.

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Alexandra Pony August 23, 2010 at 11:43 am

Yum!

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Marina Pappas-Paxinos August 23, 2010 at 12:01 pm

This looks a very easy recipe which I can not wait to try out. Thank you, for find the time to make this one an easy one.

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Liz August 23, 2010 at 1:23 pm

My favorite cookie is oatmeal raisin.
And, you, my dear, are looking FABULOUS today. As always.

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khalidah August 23, 2010 at 3:39 pm

They look very good and tasty.

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Shannon Melendez August 24, 2010 at 10:44 am

Looove biscotti!!!!This one in particular looks delish.

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Anne LoJudice August 24, 2010 at 12:02 pm

These sound great – I love biscotti – make them once a year at Christmas. They are alot of work – but worth it!

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Ali Jaffery August 24, 2010 at 1:15 pm

Lavender + Biscotti = WIN

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Steve August 24, 2010 at 4:54 pm

Ahhh Biscotti, one of my all time favorites.

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Alina August 24, 2010 at 10:01 pm

The only thing that could make these better is a drizzle or two of chocolate.

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Cathy August 25, 2010 at 9:16 am

This sounds interesting – use of lavender blossoms is intriguing.

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Harriet August 25, 2010 at 1:51 pm

Sand tarts rolled extremely thin are the best with hot hot English Breakfast tea.
Christmas time its a family tradition.

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Shanna August 25, 2010 at 2:11 pm

Awesome!!!!! Looks sooo delectable!! Cant wait to try these!

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Steve August 26, 2010 at 7:57 am

I love biscotti!

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terry August 26, 2010 at 8:45 am

yum yum. made these and family devoured them! thanks

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Jill August 26, 2010 at 11:21 am

im definitely going to try making these!!

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nancy morrissey lloyd August 26, 2010 at 1:00 pm

sounds great i love biscotti ,any kind

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Stacey August 30, 2010 at 4:17 pm

It looks good. I must say that I like English tea (my uncle’s wife is from Europe) and butter cooks. I like the simple things.

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Leslie September 9, 2010 at 9:11 pm

A little late in commenting, but just came across your blog looking for a ‘different’ biscotti recipe. Love biscotti and will definitely try this. When cooking with lavender best to go looking for buds rather than blossoms; personally I put a tablespoon of buds in a cup of sugar and let steep for a few weeks, then use the sugar for baking (in case you’re leery of eating flowers).
To those who want to expand their flower eating repertoire, try adding nasturtium flowers to salads, and candied violets to desserts or to decorate ice cream.

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