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almond chocolate chip biscotti


  • Author: Sandra Flegg
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: approx 2 dozen

Description

Almond Chocolate Chip Biscotti - easy to make, simple ingredients.  If you’re a dunker then this cookie’s for you!


Ingredients

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  • 1 - 3/4 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 3/4 cup whole almonds, unblanched
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. almond extract
  • 1 tsp grated orange rind
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten

Instructions

1.Preheat oven to 350°F.  Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.  Toast almonds for 5 to 7 minutes.  Set aside and let cool 5 minutes. 

2. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder and toasted almonds. 

3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, sugar, vanilla and almond extracts, melted butter and grated orange rind.  

4. Stir wet ingredients into the flour mixture until a soft, sticky dough is formed.  Move to a lightly floured work surface and form into a ball.

5. Divide the dough in half, then roll and shape each piece into a 12-inch log. 

6. Place on baking sheet and brush the tops with egg white

7. Bake in 350° F oven for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes. 

8. Transfer logs to cutting board, one at a time.  Using a heavy, sharp chef's knife cut diagonally into 3/4-inch thick slices.

9. Next, stand the cookies upright on baking sheet (see photo above). Bake for another 20 minutes.  

10. Let cool on rack then enjoy!

Notes

STORAGE & FREEZING INSTRUCTIONS

Biscotti can be stored in an airtight container for up to two weeks.

Biscotti can be frozen for up to three months in a freezer-safe airtight container.

DOUBLE CHOCOLATE BISCOTTI VARIATION:  use 1-1/2 cups of flour and add 1/2 cup of cocoa powder to the flour mixture.  Dissolve 1 tbsp instant coffee grounds in the vanilla.  I like to use macadamia nuts in the chocolate version but you can use almonds or hazelnuts as well.  Add a 1/2 cup of chocolate chips. Omit almond extract. Only use the vanilla. 

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Italian

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 24
  • Calories: 229
  • Sugar: 13.1 g
  • Sodium: 19.3 mg
  • Fat: 10.6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 29.4 g
  • Protein: 5.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 44.5 mg

Keywords: cookies, biscotti