Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Biscotti

Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Biscotti
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2 Reviews
This crunchy biscotti recipe makes the perfect cookie for dipping into a cup of steaming, hot coffee.
1:30
Prep Time
3 hours
Total Time
4 1/2 dozen biscotti (54 cookies)

Ingredients

Cookie

1 cup
sugar
2/3 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 (12 ounce) package (2 cups)
real semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted
3
large Land O Lakes® Eggs
1 teaspoon
vanilla
2 3/4 cups
all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons
baking powder
1/4 teaspoon
salt
3/4 cup
finely chopped hazelnuts or almonds

Chocolate Coating

1 (12 ounce) package (2 cups)
real semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons
shortening

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Combine sugar and butter in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Add 2 cups melted chocolate chips, eggs and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour, baking powder and salt; beat at low speed until well mixed. Stir in hazelnuts. (Dough will be soft and sticky.)
  3. Divide dough in half. Shape each half into 14-inch long log with floured hands. Place logs 5 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten each log to 2-inch width. Bake 25 minutes or until set. Cool on cookie sheet 15 minutes.
  4. Reduce oven temperature to 300°F.
  5. Cut logs diagonally into 1/2-inch slices with serrated knife. Place onto cookie sheet, cut-side down. Bake 10 minutes. Turn slices; continue baking 12-15 minutes or until dry and crisp. Cool completely.
  6. Melt 2 cups chocolate chips and shortening in 1-quart saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally, 2-4 minutes or until smooth. Dip cookies halfway into chocolate; shake off excess chocolate. Place onto cooling rack over waxed paper until set.

Recipe Tips

Nutrition Facts (1 biscotti)

Calories
140
Cholesterol
20mg
Carbohydrates
17g
Protein
2g
Fat
8g
Sodium
60mg
Dietary Fiber
1g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

I would double the recipe because it does not make 4-1/2 dozen. After slicing, I baked the cookies about 10 minutes longer than the recipe called for, as I like a very crisp biscotti. Also, I omitted the shortening from the coating, as this is not necessary to make the chocolate set and I do not like trans fat in my recipes. Overall, very good recipe!

Rating

Another winning biscotti recipe from Land O Lakes. Easy to make - almost foolproof! Who knew I liked biscotti so much? I can't wait to try the other biscotti recipes since they are simple to prepare and make great gifts.

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