But not hazelnuts because I hate them. I'm a big fan of biscotti. I love the crunch. Add to that the ease with which these are made, and it's a win.
I threw these together in about five minutes. It was done without the aid of a mixer (I know!) I used shelled pistachios that I buy at Trader Joe's. They are big pieces of nut. I love the color and flavor that they bring to the cookie. The original recipe calls for hazelnut liqueur. I added triple sec because orange really compliments pistachio. The finishing touch was a sprinkle of sparkling sugar. Again, more crunch.
These turned out really well. I didn't bake the cookies for the entire suggested time. The smell told me that they were done enough on the first bake. I cut them into slices and stood them up for the second back. That way no turning is required. They were nutty, crunchy, and just sweet enough for me. This recipe lends itself to a number of variations. I can see it being added to our cookie rotation.
Go visit Jodi of Homemade and Wholesome and Katrina of Baking and Boys to see much better photos and the recipe.