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Vanilla & Chocolate Biscotti
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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 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla

1 ounce unsweetened chocolate, melted, cooled


1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

2 teaspoons shortening

1/4 cup white baking chips

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine flour, walnuts, baking powder, baking soda and salt in bowl; set aside.

  3. STEP 3

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

  4. STEP 4

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

  5. STEP 5

    Divide chocolate dough and white dough each into two equal portions. 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 remaining dough logs.

  6. STEP 6

    Place each log 3 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 23-28 minutes or until set and lightly browned. Let cool on cookie sheet 15 minutes.

  7. STEP 7

    Reduce oven temperature to 300°F.

  8. STEP 8

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

  9. STEP 9

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

Tip #1

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

Tip #2

- 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."

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