Chocolate Almond Biscotti

Chocolate Almond Biscotti
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Biscotti are very special when served with coffee or tea
1:00
Prep Time
3:10
Total Time
30 cookies

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

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 325°F. Place 1 cup morsels in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH for 1 minute; stir. Continue microwaving, stirring every 10 to 20 seconds, until smooth (1 to 2 minutes). Cool to room temperature (15 minutes).
  2. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in medium bowl.
  3. Combine sugar, brown sugar, butter, almond extract and vanilla in large mixer bowl. Beat at high speed until crumbly (1 to 2 minutes). Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add cooled melted chocolate; beat until well mixed. Reduce speed to low; gradually add flour mixture, mixing well after each addition (1 to 2 minutes). Stir in nuts by hand. Cover; refrigerate until firm (15 minutes).
  4. Shape dough with floured hands into 2 (9x3-inch) logs. Place on greased cookie sheet. Bake for 40 to 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 for 10 minutes or until dry. Cool completely.
  5. Meanwhile, microwave reserved 1 cup morsels and shortening in small, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH for 1 minute; stir. Continue microwaving, stirring every 10 to 20 seconds, until smooth (1 to 2 minutes).
  6. Line cookie sheet with waxed paper. Dip biscotti halfway into chocolate coating, pushing mixture up with spatula. Shake off excess coating. Place on prepared cookie sheet. Refrigerate until chocolate is set (10 minutes). Store in airtight containers in cool place or in refrigerator.

Recipe Tips

Recipe and photo courtesy or NESTLÈ® USA.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

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

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

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

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