Rich cookies and high-calorie holiday desserts mean trouble for calorie-conscious eaters. These biscotti are a nice alternative.
While plain biscotti are generally lower in fat than most cookies, these are made with even less butter than many. Egg whites and nonfat substitute, rather than whole eggs, also keep things light. Some biscotti recipes pile on chocolate and nuts--which can increase fat and calories--but I’ve mixed in dried apricot and fresh sage, which give the cookies an herbal flavor that’s hard to resist.