Air Fryer Strawberry-Coconut Biscotti
Yes, you can make biscotti in your air fryer! The recipe I'm posting is easy and takes minutes to mix up thanks to a strawberry cake mix (you can use the remaining cake mix to make strawberry sourdough scones--see the posting for them--or save the remainder of mix for more biscotti, later). The biscotti are sweet, crisp, and loaded with strawberry and coconut flavor. My husband, who isn't a "sweets eater," loves them. The little cookies, unlike many biscotti, are crunchy and not tooth shattering. The biscotti are perfect for a snack or for a light dessert, and they are great alongside fruit or ice cream. Or keep with tradition and serve the biscotti with coffee.
Air Fryer Strawberry-Coconut Biscotti -- Makes about 12
2 tablespoons of canola oil
1 large egg
1 3/4 cups of strawberry cake mix (Betty Crocker, Duncan Hines, etc., are fine)
1/2 cup of sweetened shredded coconut
1/4 teaspoon of coconut extract
Sugar or cinnamon-sugar to sprinkle
Cut sheets of baking parchment to fit your air fryer basket. In a medium bowl, whisk together the oil and egg. Stir in the cake mix, coconut, and coconut extract until combined. Divide and shape the dough into four logs, each about five inches long and about an inch wide. Place one log on each piece of baking parchment. Set the air fryer at 320 degrees. Place one of the log-topped pieces of parchment into the air fryer basket and cook the log for 15-20 minutes or until puffed and just firm to the touch. Remove the log/parchment from the air fryer basket and place another log/parchment in the basket to repeat the baking process. Let the log you removed from the air fryer cool a few minutes, then, using a sharp knife (I use a ceramic chef's knife, which is very thin and works well), slice the log, lengthwise, into several slices. Turn the slices cut side down and sprinkle them with a little sugar or cinnamon sugar. Spritz the tops of the slices (where you sprinkled them) with a little cooking spray (this will keep the sugar from blowing in the air fryer and keep the cookie crisp). When the second log is done, remove it from the air fryer basket and put the slices from the first log in for their "second bake." Cook the slices for 5 minutes, remove them from the air fryer basket to cool, and repeat the process with the remaining dough logs.