Vanilla & Chocolate Biscotti

Vanilla & Chocolate Biscotti

The basic flavors of vanilla and chocolate are paired together in this crisp twice-baked cookie.

25 min.prep time 2:00total time
3 dozen cookies
252 Ratings

Ingredients

Biscotti

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts, toasted
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 (1-ounce) square unsweetened chocolate, melted, cooled

Drizzle

1/4 cup real semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 teaspoons shortening
1/4 cup white baking chips

Directions

Heat oven to 350°F. Stir together flour, walnuts, baking powder, baking soda and salt in small bowl; set aside.

Combine sugar and butter in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Add eggs and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Reduce speed to low; add flour mixture. Beat until well mixed.

Remove half of dough from mixer bowl. Add melted chocolate to remaining dough in bowl. Beat at low speed until well mixed.

Divide chocolate dough and white dough into two equal portions each. Roll each portion on lightly floured surface into 6-inch log. Place 1 chocolate roll on top of 1 vanilla roll; shape into 10x1 1/2-inch log. Repeat with second log. Place each log 3 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 23 to 28 minutes or until set and lightly browned. Let cool on cookie sheet 15 minutes.

Reduce oven temperature to 300°F. Cut logs diagonally into 1/2-inch slices with sharp serrated knife. Arrange slices on cookie sheet, cut-side down. Bake for 14 to 18 minutes, turning once, or until golden brown and crisp. Place onto wire cooling rack.  Cool completely.

Melt chocolate chips and 1 teaspoon shortening in 1-quart saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally, until smooth (1 to 2 minutes). Repeat with white baking chips and remaining shortening. Drizzle over biscotti.

Recipe Tip

Biscotti cookies can also be plain rather than drizzled with chocolate.

Recipe Tip
A tall glass decanter is the perfect container to place these holiday biscotti in for a special gift to a friend. Tie a colorful ribbon on top for a creative "touch."

Nutrition Facts (1 biscotti)

Calories: 90

Fat: 4g

Cholesterol: 15mg

Sodium: 55mg

Carbohydrates: 13g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #10002©1998Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

These are wonderful and beautiful but I didn't add the nuts and I put mini chocolate chips in the bottom chocolate half of the cookie. I roll them out with floured hands and flour on my board. The dough is sticky without the nuts. They are beautiful and people think they are better than at a bakery. Great holiday gift.
Great looking and great tasting - these are always a hit with friends and family. The dough is easier to shape into logs if first refrigerated until firm.

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