Chocolate Almond Biscotti
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Chocolate Almond Biscotti

Biscotti are very special when served with coffee or tea

30
cookies
1 hr
PREP TIME
03 hrs 10 min
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

Cookies

1 (12-ounce) package (2 cups) semi-sweet chocolate chips, reserve 1 cup

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter softened

1/2 teaspoon almond extract

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

3 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

1 cup slivered almonds, toasted

Chocolate Coating

1 cup reserved semi-sweet chocolate chips

2 tablespoons shortening

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 325°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Place 1 cup chocolate chips in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave 1 minute; stir. Continue microwaving, stirring every 10-20 seconds, until smooth. Cool to room temperature.

  3. STEP 3

    Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in medium bowl. Set aside.

  4. STEP 4

    Combine sugar, brown sugar, butter, almond extract and vanilla in large bowl. Beat at high speed until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add cooled melted chocolate; beat until well mixed. Gradually add flour mixture, beating at low speed after each addition. Stir in nuts. Cover; refrigerate until firm.

  5. STEP 5

    Shape dough with floured hands into 2 (9x3-inch) logs. Place on greased cookie sheet. Bake 40-50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of each log comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes. Slide logs onto cutting board; cut diagonally into 3/4-inch slices. Return to cookie sheet, cut-side down. Bake 10 minutes; turn biscotti over. Continue baking 10 minutes or until dry. Cool completely.

  6. STEP 6

    Meanwhile, microwave reserved 1 cup chocolate chips and shortening in small, microwave-safe bowl 1 minute; stir. Continue microwaving, stirring every 10-20 seconds, until smooth.

  7. STEP 7

    Line cookie sheet with waxed paper. Dip biscotti halfway into chocolate coating, pushing mixture up with spatula. Shake off excess coating. Place onto prepared cookie sheet. Refrigerate until chocolate is set. Store in airtight containers in cool place or in refrigerator.

Tip #1

Recipe and photo courtesy or NESTLÈ® USA.

Nutrition

160Calories
7Fat (mg)
25Cholesterol (mg)
80Sodium (mg)
22Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
3Protein (g)

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  December 14, 2008

I have been making this recipe for the last three years and they are a real hit. Very easy to make. I am going to be making them again today, only thing is double the recipe doesn't make as much as it says

— says rhonda
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