Oh, boy, are you in for a treat. These mini biscotti, or biscottines, are hand made perfection. These high quality cookies do not taste gluten free in the least. I think I have found my new favorite cookie!
When eating them, I was taken back to my trip to Italy two years ago – they taste like real Italian biscotti! They provide a nice crunch, and then melt in your mouth. The texture is smooth and uncomplicated without the grittiness or graininess that often accompanies GF cookies and biscotti. Unlike their traditional American counterpart, these biscottines do not require dunking in a hot beverage to make them palatable, or even bitable. This product is great alone or with a drink. However, only a one to two second dunk is sufficient, otherwise it will melt and disappear in your cup.
The flavor is light and delicate, not too sweet or overpowering. This biscottine flavor is vanilla with mini chocolate chips evenly scattered throughout the product- just enough chocolate to satisfy a sweet tooth, but not so much that it covers up the vanilla flavor. I would suggest eating these within three days of opening the bag, but trust me, that won’t be a problem.
I spoke with Phyllis, the owner and creator of these amazing gluten free cookies. She was very friendly and excited about sharing her product. I found out that, in fact, her family is Italian and that the “biscottines” name comes from her mother’s name for these cookies, so the name of the product is a tribute to her, and the time Phyllis spent baking with her mother growing up. She bakes all their products by hand, and packages them herself for shipping with the utmost care. You can count on amazingly fast shipping- I had my box of biscottines within two days! They arrived perfect and intact.
This fall I will start featuring small start up and local bakeries, so be on the lookout for more information on this up and coming business. Thank you Phyllis, for allowing me to review your biscottines!
Pros: Amazing flavor and texture – I can’t believe they are gluten free!
Cons: None that I can find!
Rating: 5 stars
Wanna try these for yourself!
Ingredients:Rice Flour, Potato Starch, Tapioca Flour, Eggs, Canola Oil, Vanilla Extract, Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips, Sugar,Aluminum-Free Baking Powder, Xanthan Gum, Salt.